Performing at Memphis Monologues

Rape and Hula Hoops

Last night I had the honor of performing an original piece at the Memphis Monologues fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, an event where local women share stories about their experience as women, in the style of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. This is my story. Speak your truth, even if your voice shakes. My …

Chloe O'Hearn at One Billion Rising Rally 2014

It’s not your fault.

Keeping myself busy with activities that contribute to my community in a positive way is a big part of my healing process and how I manage my PTSD, but sometimes I have a tendency to over-commit myself and end up a little stressed out as a result. And lately I’ve been …

Fight. No Matter What. Photo by Rick Maynard.

No Matter What

Last fall I was asked by a friend at Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region if I would be willing to share my story in a fundraising letter about why Planned Parenthood matters to me. Today I was thrilled to learn my letter raised over $13,000 for Planned Parenthood and the women and …

Delwin Hoop Dance – photo from Hooping.org

Hoop Prayer for our Mother

This weekend May 18, 2013 please join in solidarity and prayer with the Sovereign Nations in support of our Mother Earth. Perhaps …

Last Chance Jug Band at Bristerfest

Last Chance Hooping

My son and I recently had the opportunity to perform with my dad David Evans‘s band the Last Chance Jug Band at …

April Fools – On Becoming a Mother

My son Max was born on April Fool’s Day, 7 weeks early and barely alive. Today is Max’s 9th birthday. After attending …

One Billion Rising ~ Memphis

After writing about One Billion Rising and my own experience with rape for months now, suddenly I was struck with writer’s block …

I am One in a Billion

Ready to Rise!

Guest Columnist is my new favorite thing! Over the past week I’ve written two articles about One Billion Rising  for my local …

Brave

Remembering. Rising.

From the moment I was raped the first time when I was 14, I tried very hard to forget what had happened. …

Dear Ladies, and Gentlemen

Check out one of my favorite hoop goddesses Jaguar Mary, organizer of Sacred Circularities hoop retreat, in this powerful video by Apollo …

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