Belaxis Buil at Nerve 2017

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Belaxis Buil is a fighter. An indomitable human being that will always stand, back on her feet, no matter how many blows she gets. As a fact, the more the blows, the stronger she stands. And she stands for her rights, for our rights, against physical abuse, against violence against…

“Blood-Thirsty,” a 15-foot-tall structure built from tree branches, Styrofoam and red house paint, evokes, she says, the Salem witch trials and its modern parallels to President Trump’s Muslim ban. And, in the middle of all, she fights. “I’m putting my body on the line,” Buil says. “I think of what we’re doing as a physical game of chess.”

 

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