No Estoy Sola (I Am Not Alone): Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Community-Based Theater
Me Too Movement
Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
In this article, I analyze how women at the border city of El Paso address the #MeToo movement and gender-based violence through community-based theatre. By using testimonios and performance ethnography, I analyze the power of storytelling to create awareness of gender-based violence on the border and ability to create solidarity. The theater has become an effective way of addressing such a stigmatized topic. The performance of the theater has inspired a workshop that is now used to help survivors heal their wounds by understanding that they are not alone.