Performing "Little Girls": Gender Performance and my five year old Hero
This is a picture of my daughter, Nadya Elson. She is ferocious. She is strong willed. She is also a child who absorbs messages from the world around her and integrates them, instinctively, into her hard-wiring about how she should behave... all children do this. ONE GLITZ WISH aims at bringing awareness (through tears of laughter) to the attitudes and social mechanisms in our culture that dictate a 'weakness' in being female. I am proud to tell my daughter that she was a strong inspiration for this production, and her bold spirit continues to inspire me every day.