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In her theatrical piece, This is How We Stand, Suzanne Victoria Cross explores the ideals of empathy and understanding through storytelling and movement.

As a caregiver to her mother with Alzheimer's and as a Black woman living in a plus-size body, Suzanne has had to learn how to navigate in society that’s not always accepting of marginalized individuals.

This project was created in partnership with Pangea World Theater.

The Artist

Suzanne Victoria Cross - caregiver, writer, theater performer and stage manager

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Suzanne Victoria Cross

About the Organization

Pangea World Theater strives to build a just world by creating a multi-disciplinary theater that embodies decolonizing practices of solidarity, sustainability and equity. Since its inception in 1995, it has worked with artists to create new aesthetic realities for an increasingly diverse audience.

I’m not making this for everyone. I’m not making this to be quiet and small and to fit into a box of what people want my art to be. And that’s a huge step for me.

Suzanne Victoria Cross

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