This powerful piece responds to the crime of childhood incest and the hidden inequality it creates. This crime passes all boundaries of race or class and is usually hidden from view, in the home. It destroys trust and creates a lifetime of the child feeling a host of difficult and complex emotions, leading to PTSD.
There can be no equality when some children suffer from gender-based violence.
There can be no equality when some children have to spend their whole life having to heal from the crime of incest.
There can be no equality when some children are psychologically damaged so young, they spilt their personalities in half.
There can be no equality when some children have their innocence snatched from them in a way that destroys their ability to trust forever. Incest creates a challenging relationship to home.
If home is unsafe then how do you create a safe space for yourself?
About the Artist
Jennifer Weston is a multi-disciplinary artist currently using photography, print-making, object making, writing; and historically using performance and video.