You know it was beautiful working with Sins Invalid 2009. Many years ago, I was told to work with them but when i asked people about the Sin InValid it was clear people said some strange things about them. Someone alway performing naked or whatever. Te feed back was alway negative. Until I saw one DVD by one of my friend-it had Leroy Franklin Moore Jr in it. I began to watch the DVD closely and deeply. By time the DVD ended I was blown away. My friend said SEE naked?? I thought to myself naked..... AND-The man is disable and you dis him because he is happy speaking his truth about his experience living as a man with disability - a person dealing with sexuality and want to explain people how deep this can me. It was mind blow to watch Leroy express himself.
Leroy Moore is a Black writer, poet, hip-hop\music lover, community activist and feminist with a physical disability. He is the co/founder & community relations directoy of Sins Invalid. I wanna be like him. The man inspired me to get out there naked. Of course I could take off my clothes and show what my life been as a deaf person but get people to see me inside out but I had a different style of reaching people. We all have a different style or ways to reach people or inspire them. Some may sing, some paint, write, dance , rap and so much more.
I want to take a minute to say thank you Sins InValid 2009-you inspired me to stay the person am. I hurt my hip and my back went out before the show, I couldn't barely WALK AT ALL!!! I did not want to give up and no one get the message - I had something to say to the people-I wanted them to learn what I saw and learn what a deaf people go through-I wanted to teach other deaf people it ok and they too can reach their dream-thank you Sins InValid for give me the chance to share the message to he people — to the world.
They came and saw me dance and then told me I had to work with them - it was a blessing!Those who missed the show - I tell you make sure you never miss their show again- these are one of th best company I ever worked with- They are honest - fast- open minder- hard working- supportive, and so much - Ms Patty Aint no joke who is Directing Sins Invalid 2009- I thank her for her strong tough love- she made me feel blessed to be in her show while she beat up to work-
I know it was crazy show-for me and I could hurt my body even more when i dance on it knowing my back was in bad shape and my hip was really bad-couldntcouldnt barely walk but It was a RISK - THAT I HAD TO TAKE-
Merce Cunningham is one of my Fav Icon-He alway switch the dance with the music — sometime use the dice to pick what dance to do and which music to dance to.
This dance had 6 different music — all 6 track was very different-I thought hmm which music should i dance too-so i said I don't need to pick the people pick and if i dance off beat ohh well at least people will know the truth - IT AINT EASY BEING DEAF - A person had to roll the dice to give me a music track to dance to- and this what happen
Antoine Hunter dances and Cara Page MCs at Sins Invalid 2009 at the Brava Theater in San Francisco on October 4, 2009
thank you so much!!