My formative years were spent in a 900 sqft Toluca Lake apartment with only a box of Judy Garland VHS tapes my father found at a garage sale to keep me company. With a second child on the way, my parents sacrificed their budding filmmaking careers (Mom producing & Dad directing) for a more stable life in central CA where we were met with bankruptcy, death and divorce.
So much for stable. ︎
Since birth, I’ve had a severe high-frequency hearing loss that requires hearing aids in both ears. This inability to rely solely on the words people speak has allowed my listening process to morph into a full-body contact sport. I learned to analyze tones, textures, body language, energy frequencies and shifts in the air. Anything that could add context to the one out of every six words I’d catch.