A Woman's Face

It's Been So Long

It's been so long since last we met... I am much better at updating other people's sites - easier to post for others than for myself!

What I have been doing for the last 11 months - 1 36-hour play festival (with my dear friends of UWAC in a play by the fabulous Megan Cohen), 1 play workshop (thank you Kathy Rucker!), 2 workshops of a musical (with BLAM), tons of behind the scenes work at Tides (including Assistant Directing a very cool project with The Center for Investigative Reporting), client work, travel, and I am sure there are other things I should list here, but I want to highlight one project:

A Woman's Face

Several months ago, I saw a Facebook post by my sister - she had posed for a friend/colleague's project to raise consciousness about skin cancer & to raise money for the Arbor Free Clinic in Menlo Park and the Support Network for Battered Women. Mimm was still looking for volunteers. I volunteered.  And now, my face will be in this book alongside my sister & niece, with no frills, no makeup, no photoshop - just the way we were meant to me. We are getting ready for the book launch on Saturday November 2nd and hope for success. Please read more about the project here.

I don't know what photo Mimm chose to use - but when I look at them, I remember that I was listening to my then-6-month-old gurgle in the background. I see my family in my face - brother, sister, mother, father. I see the rush I was in that day to pick up my older one from school. I see me.

All photos by Mimm Patterson