I saw myself last night on the @ABC2020 special "#TonyaHarding: Truth and Lies." In archival footage that is almost 25 years old, I saw myself as a high school senior standing there with Tonya, with my hand on her shoulder, shortly after she stepped off the plane from the #Olympics. Go to this hashtag to read the story: #TonyaAirport1994 This is all beyond overwhelming for me. At the time friends and family from across the country told me they were seeing me on the news defending Tonya. But I never saw myself at the time, and I never saw that footage of myself with Tonya at the airport -- until last night. For analogy, imagine that you are in your early 40s, someone has gone into your storage space, found one of your ancient diaries or journals from your high school years, torn out a few pages -- and then broadcasted those pages on television across the nation! In my gut, I still feel that she wasn't involved in planning the attack on #NancyKerrigan. And I cannot believe this story, and that footage, lives on…. And I cannot believe my reaction to seeing it. (Swipe to see the picture and message of support Tonya sent me in early 1994, and then swipe to see my mother with Tonya at a reception for her at the #MultnomahAthleticClub in #Portland. I also saw my own mother on the special last night as well as many other people I knew at the time. @pvangangsta )
Tried to play with some kind of traditional looking stuff today after seeing @itonyamovie . It was an incredible film. I purposefully left out any imagery that referred to the scandal that she's associated with. I think that when you see the film you'll understand why. All I could think of while watching the film was: "I wish I could save her." Definitely go and see it!
I'm going to paint this up and hopefully it'll come out nice enough that I can use it in my portfolio.