Monday, June 06, 2011
from My Body, My Words by Virginia Grise
"The daughter of a working-class white father from Goshen, Indiana, my mother a Chinese-Mexican immigrant, I grew up outside of rigid definitions of identity and inside an inherently complicated negotiation of culture, race, class, gender and sexuality. My immediate family was multi-ethnic and multi-lingual. Border crossing, fierce bilingualism, and the search/longing for home/place are tropes that inform the very aesthetics of my work and the collaborations I choose."