I'm extremely proud to be able to say that I am part of an international group of women whose monologues were chosen for the Reproductive Freedom Festival. You can check out the bios of the talented women involved with the festival here; I'm in good company!
This event is extremely important to me because Latinas are often treated in a condescending fashion when they are getting medical care, especially in terms of their reproductive rights. Whether there is a language barrier, whether they are being pushed to participate in studies they don't understand or have no knowledge of, or whether they are outright lied to, Latinas need to be aware of their reproductive rights. Latinas are also pushed into the role of mother/caregiver to an extent that their many other talents can be ignored; reproductive freedom ensures that Latinas can choose to be whomever they want to be and explore life to the fullest in surprising ways.
The event will be taped live today, 3/20/2016, at TACT Studios in Manhattan, starting at 5:30 p.m.
All of the monologues and interviews with the writers will be live streamed via the Reproductive Freedom website here. You can watch talented New York actors perform the work of the writers, while live tweeting your thoughts and reactions during the performances.
I'd love for you to watch the event, wherever you may be, and enjoy the insights of women all over the world. My specific monologue will be performed Julissa Roman, between 6:00-6:30 p.m. I'll be in the studio during the live taping. Maybe you'll see me!