Beginning Again: The Love Balm Institute


The Love Balm Project is a theatre of testimony workshop series and performance based on the testimonies of mothers who have lost children to violence. The Love Balm Project currently collaborates with six mothers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Last summer, with support from the Triangle Lab, we hosted site specific performances in the spaces where the young men – sons of the mothers – had been murdered. 



Have you ever seen brown eyes in the sun? You don’t always notice it at first but you’ll see that ‘brown’ no longer describes them. They melt into golden rays, circling an eclipse. There’s nothing boring about brown eyes, not even when the later hours encroach; they just turn into a sunset of their own. 

hell yes for the brown eyes 

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The album is hands down my favorite of the year because of Ana’s lyrics, rhythm and musical composition. But if I could pick one to share it’d be this one. The instrument transitions from guitar to orchestra to banda are so smooth and the last 20 seconds take me back to my parent’s hometown in Mexico.

7 Things I Wish Parents Would Stop Teaching Their Children:


  1. That nudity is inherently sexual
  2. That people should be judged for their personal decisions
  3. That yelling solves problems
  4. That they are too young to be talking about the things they’re already starting to ask questions about
  5. That age correlates to importance
  6. That interacting with someone of the opposite sex is inherently romantic
  7. That the default for someone is straight and cisgender

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