Words Can Never Hurt Me, HD Video, 1:27, 2016
In Words Can Never Hurt Me, phrases that have been said to me personally as well as phrases said by our recent President-elect are reenacted and edited into a triptych of voices. By re-speaking these words, I am taking ownership of the power they hold and removing it from the male voices that originally spoke them. The three women are in conversation with each other, and are constantly interrupting one another. My goal is to remove the negative power these words hold, and instead empower women to take ownership of themselves and their lives and realize that words are just words, but actions speak louder than words.