CRUSHED: A GRAPHIC MEMOIR (Book One)
by TRINIDAD ESCOBAR
APRIL 3RD, 2022 // 3-4:30pm
The Museum House Porch @
Peralta Hacienda Park
2465 34th Ave, Oakland, CA
(This is an outdoor show, so bring your chairs and cozy blankets. ) To rSVP and donate, go here.
Crushed is a biomythography (a literary form coined and mastered by Audre Lorde). This is the graphic memoir of cartoonist and poet Trinidad Escobar. Follow her character Nicole (an introverted book nerd) as she journeys to the Philippines, reuniting with her first family over glasses of brandy after years of being apart due to the forced adoption culture rooted in colonization and perpetuated by imperialism.
By way of tales of aswang and giants, dwende and sirena, Nicole learns about a new perception of mental illness and trauma, ultimately utilizing indigenous talkstory— the antithesis of colonial silence— as a form of healing medicine.