Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigil
At least once a month, since January 2012, associate faculty member Tasha Diamant stands naked in public to be in some solidarity with the world's most vulnerable through the Human Body Project.
Says Diamant: "We need to understand that's all of us. I'm a nobody's-made-it-until-all-of-us-have-made-it kind of gal."
Diamant believes it has to be a visceral learning. Words aren't enough. For her monthly vigils, Diamant holds a sign as a gesture of gentleness for those who are deeply affronted by public nudity. Diamant describes a Vulnerability Vigil as a ritual or practice of "being the change."
She adds: "It's about creating space for vulnerability. It is non-rhetorical cultural criticism, street performance, non-violent direct action..." and more.
Diamant says she is always glad when people join her here in Victoria and she keeps hoping that people will start coinciding vigils around the globe. People who join may be as (un)dressed as they choose.
Join the vigil
Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigils will be part of the 2014 Victoria Fringe (Aug. 26-30, every evening, times and locations TBA) and Tasha will be offering a free or by-donation Human Body Project Workshop at the 2014 Vancouver Fringe (Sept. 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Studio 1398).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in organizing a vigil where you live or join her downtown on July 21.