This body of work is a collection of one-sided conversations. As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bear it when haters, well-meaning friends, or co-workers say or do something incorrectly or insensitively. As a child, my father would say to me, “better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.” So in keeping my mouth shut, I learned to be seen and selectively heard.
With 'Big Mouth', I am all of it... the sass, the crass, the erudite and, more than that, aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is, and most importantly, what isn't, being said.