Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn)
Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn) is a one-Femme play about reclaiming Two-Spirit identity through Indigenous Salvadoran culture and diaspora; and empowering the Ancestral Goddess within. A Native American Trans Womxn seeks her place in the world. Guided by the Ancestors, she finds herself within her heart of a Womxn- Siwayul.Adapted from Metzali: Siwayul Shitajkwilu, Xemiyulu Manibusan Tapepechul's first book of poetry released April 2018. Originally published on Kindle Independent Publishing Platform (December 31, 2018).
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In The Media:
"The language in the piece is by turns piercingly personal, stirringly spiritual, and harrowingly political."
- DC Metro Theatre Arts'
Review: ‘Siwayul (Heart of a Womxn)’
by Nelwat Ishkamewe Two-Spirit Theatre