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that experience. Having been a teacher for over ten years, my natural inclination is to draw and explain things on the whiteboard. I have always been inspired to tell stories through moving pictures. I couldn’t have done it all by myself. I thank my mentors, Jason Holley and Lisa Wagner for their support and inspiration. We like the way you created entire scenarios out of psychologically charged moments: what are you hoping Onions & Boyfriends Make Me Cry will trigger in the audience?

When I was younger, I had a chance to meet the performance artist James Luna. He is a Native American who makes art pieces and performances about his life as a human being; all the struggles that come with it. He challenged me to make art from a place where it was not easy to talk about, things I struggled with, and where it was painful. I took his advice to heart. I find that when I am honest and share a piece of my life, it opens up doors for other people to tell and share their own stories. In the final analysis, I hope that people will find strength knowing that the

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WomenCinemakers, Special Edition  

WomenCinemakers, Special Edition