The Big Island, Hawaii
Human Nature is a short documentary film exploring sexuality, sex work, and the history of picture brides in Hawaii. The film has a central message: Prohibition is poisonous to people, and the path to freedom is through support.
This project examines the history of the sex trade in Hawaii, and incorporates a contemporary personal narrative to tie the past to the present. Human Nature compares the lives of women living as wives or sex workers, including picture brides, focusing on how women find freedom from sexual abuse through supportive communities.
Producer and visionary behind the project Human Nature. Mother of daughters. Radical DIYer. Dancer. Lover. Healer.
Project Coordinator & Photographer
Photographer on Hawaii Island specializing in women’s empowerment portraiture and birth photography. Mother. Wife. Musician. Loud laugher.