"Este Cuerpo Es Mio" is Rebeca Lane's upcoming music video about the cycle of violence and ending domestic violence. Our participants from this summer's Nuevas Novelas course in Boyle Heights will partake in the production of this video, and shadow professionals in the field in the production, art, camera, grip, electric, makeup and wardrobe departments, for job training and professional experience.
Representation of Latina content producers is extremely low, and we wish to professionally foster the next generation of Latina storytellers and media makers by way of this initiative. The video itself serves a huge need in our communities to end silence around domestic violence and denounce misogynistic violence that has too often been normalized.
Not only will the youth receive job training, and exposure to professionals in the industry, but they will be contributing to the creation of media that seeks to promote justice and empowerment of women and girls. A woman claiming her body as her own is a defiant act, and we hope to normalize this act of defiance so that it becomes an everyday act of liberation.
We foresee that the young women who partake in our series will obtain letters of recommendation written by the mentors. The internship and volunteer opportunities that they receive as a result of their participation in Nuevas Novelas will be a stepping stone to gainful employment within two to three years of the course. If the young women are faced with dating violence or sexual harassment, or if they know someone who is, they will know where to turn to for help.