When Kelly Thornton became the artistic director of Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre in 2002, she was often asked why there was a need for a women’s theatre company.
Xochiquetzal (pronounced So-chi-ke-chal) is an Aztec goddess whose name means flower-feather. She represents the divine and spiritual side of the pleasures of the flesh. Xochiquetzal was adored by the ahuianime, the pre- Hispanic prostitutes.
In the 15 years since Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us exposed the cracks in the construction of gender, the world has seen some significant changes.