This weekend is the almighty Allied Media Conference – a completely awesome gathering of activists, writers, media makers, shape-shifters, publishers, Troublemakers, and movement builders in Detroit! I went a few years back and try to make it every year. Only significant conflicts warrant an AMC absence.
This weekend, one of my dearest friends is getting married. So, that’s the signficant conflict.
However, I am sending my spirit along to Detroit for the weekend. I have submitted a video I made for a workshop entitled, “Editing as an Act of Love” which will be a radical collaborative effort between myself and wonderful workers of love who put their heart on the page and edit with principles that build community, affirm voice, and uplift the work of marginalized or silenced. In my case, I based this video on my ongoing editing with Dear Sister, my anthology of letters and art, created by survivors of sexual violence for other survivors.
Editing has been a learning experience. It’s an honor and grace to read the words of survivors who have been through unfathomable violation and witness (read) their personal resurrections.
This is the video that will be shown at the conference this weekend. But fear not: for those of you who view the vid, but do not engage in any editing work, the same principles apply to personal relationship