Unlearning an uninvited sensory language, 2022 

Unlearning an Uninvited Sensory Language is a healing journey where Iunlearn my trauma memories, by revisiting them and undoing them. Likean uninvited guest, trauma made itself home in my body, except I learnedto live with this guest. When trauma happens, we emphasize the damagebecause we despise it but what we forget to acknowledge is how our bodieslearn to bloom in all that gloom. And eventually, I learned to grow with it.Words and language lack the capacity to describe the heaviness and intensityof my trauma. As I draw upon my lived memories and transfer them intomasks and paper dolls, I translate the sensory language of trauma and unlearnthis uninvited sensory language. This research and making encompass theparameters of what it is to heal as a survivor and victim of sexualized violenceand experiencing the death of loved ones. Unlearning an uninvited sensorylanguage is an exhibition, and master’s research paper, that is shaped byauto-ethnographic praxis, arts-based research, and performative art.

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