The Texture of Labor and Love

Tato Laviera (2010) from Panorama Magazine

“He touches your heart. He makes you come out and say it the way it is supposed to be without being shy or the fear of you being wrong.”

‘They cut my brain. They broke into it.’

‘That’s when I began my homelessness.’

“You can’t pass my course unless you go to the mic and you go public. That’s the ultimate test: the mic and the public — your speaking voice.”

‘I am embarassed and humbled.’

Stirring up the feeling within

‘This is the moment’

“This is the moment…this is the moment,”



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