Another Saturday Live! (also by donation - no reserved seating)
Helani Davison's "Daughter of Chaos"
is a creative autobiographical performance on the topics of mental illness and addiction. Now a certified Addictions Counsellor, Davison uses prose and poetry to look back on her six eventful decades. This dramatic reading describes profound struggles of her personal journey, beginning with a childhood traumatized by a mother who suffered from a painful mental illness, Paranoid Schizophrenia.
Saturday 7:00 pm, 10 Mar 2012
"My story is not all that I am, but it is all that I have," Davison confirms. A compelling story of 'riches to rags and the struggle to come back' offers compassionate understanding, tapping the greatest of all power sources - hope. Helani's bio
This is another in Movie Monday's occasional series "Saturday Live!" that spotlights writer/performers with lived experience of mental illness and recovery. Times-Colonist article
or listen to a radio interview
with Helani Davison on 9 Mar 2012 On The Island from CBC Radio British Columbia with Gregor Craigie