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Butterfly: Una Transformacion
May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on May 18, 2019 at 7:00pm
Metamorphosis is an unapologetic act of faith.
Queer Trans People of Color journey around the topic of reclaiming and rebirthing spirituality within their queer communities through spoken word, poetry, and music. Witness how each artist crosses a rainbow bridge that interconnects sexuality and spirituality by embodying their own unique transformation.
La Espiritista’s ‘Butterfly: Una Transformacion’ is a pre-release show for their first book of poetic prayer. The show features original pieces and spoken word music from the book, as well as other QTPOC artists work. Both the book and show is invested in the healing arts and is committed to creating messages of radical self-love, faith, and healing, especially for those in trans, queer, and poc communities.
‘Butterfly: Una Transformacion’ is about integration of past, present, and future, dark and light, masculine and feminine, spirituality and sexuality, and all in between. Both the show and book is divided into four sequences representing the four phases of metamorphosis. Each phase speaks about a distinct stage in the transformation process. Releasing old wounds. Renewing loving joy. Retreating into our darkest selves. Rebirthing into a new being. Butterfly: Una Transformacion takes the audience through a journey of the natural cycle of life and the gifts that can ultimately arise through death.
‘Butterfly: Una Transformacion’ contains illustrations by Nur Shojai and will be available during the show.
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Partial funding by: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
La Espiritista (They/Them/Theirs pronouns) is a writer, performance artist, and healer based out of Seattle, WA (occupied Duwamish land). They are a co-founder of “Share the Spirit,” a small healing arts business that helps individuals clear limiting beliefs, heal energetic wounds, and open creative channels. They are the author of “Butterfly: Una Transformacion,” a spiritual collection of poetic prayer which speaks about the process of inner transformation through four phases of metamorphosis: release. renewal. retreat. rebirth. Their art is a manifestation of their exploration of queer spirituality.
They were born and raised in New Jersey with a mixed Peruvian and Cuban heritage. From a young age, they had a deep connection to spirit, but also embraced their queerness and gender fluidity. There wasn’t space for them to express their holistic self due to the constraints of most organized faiths. Their experience of religious trauma has led them to a path of healing and integration of the whole being. Through their work, they explore a variety of themes ranging from healing, self-love, sexuality, faith, gender expression, trauma, reclamation.
La Espiritista has performed nationally and internationally in venues such as Seattle Poetry Slam, Nuyorican Poets Café, Highline College, Vancouver B.C. Red Gate’s Art Society, UC Davis, Evergreen State College, Colby College, and more.