oil on linen
triptych: 28 x 60 inches.
panels: 24 x 20 in., 28 x 20 in., 24 x 20 in.
Before my sister and I and our boyfriends crowded into the rear of dad's Cadillac, my boyfriend grabbed me and fervently kissed me, just as our parents approached. I didn't push away or object. But I felt humiliated by his theatrics as my family looked on. I didn't know what to do. Years later, my sister and her husband brought up the incident to show how “not nice” I had been. I felt humiliated. But this time, I raged at their judgement. I felt I had been assaulted twice.