Machismo, Machisma

A twinned coming-of-age tale of a Chicago girl and a Mexican-Indian boy against hardships and legal injustice, based on many true events, with help on several planes from family, Scouts, and drums of two cultures.

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Author Bio:
A former Master Gardener and tai chi student/assistant instructor, I am a current TreeKeeper (#467), mom and wife, and veteran Chicago cop. I grew up with taiko sounding the next block over; this and Native American music, including from the pow-wows I've been to, have all profoundly affected me. Like my main character, my husband and I have been in Scouts and hand-made drums; many true events from his life are worked into this script, now known as Uniforms.

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Contest Results:
Workers Unite (First Place, Best Screenplay) [2018]
Indie Gathering (Second Place, 2nd place in Rom-Dram ScreenPl) [2018]
Mexico Fest (Finalist, Golden Palm award) [2018]
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