In Shades of Shame and Grace, Allyn and Tange play with the names of décor paint chips—Sassy Grass, Whip Lash, Lovers Knot, Glam Divas—while creating their own pleasurable homes and sensual families of choice.
In 1985, Allyn performed her spoken-word work Raw Meet at the opening night of the exhibition RAPE at Ohio State’s University Gallery of Fine Art. A recording of the work is featured in To Begin, Again: A Prehistory of the Wex, 1968–89.
Note: this performance addresses teen pregnancy, out-of-wedlock mothers, adoption, gang rape among youth, lack of sex education, and healing through the arts, burlesque dancing, erotic ritual, and chosen families.
The workshop was offered as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at the Wexner Center