Her professional background includes offering mental health support to survivors of violence; advocacy for immigrants who seek asylum due to war and torture; support work for the Guatemalan democratic movement and within the Haitian diaspora; work with incarcerated youth toward alternatives to the criminal legal system; advocating for LGBTQI community and disability rights perspectives within the field of reproductive and genetic technologies and cultural activism to centralize marginalized voices, particularly those of people with disabilities.

 

Films by Patty Berne

Sins Invalid

Sins Invalid witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralizing artists of color and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body, impacting thousands through live performance. Sins Invalid is as an entryway into the absurdly taboo topic of sexuality and disability, manifesting a new paradigm of disability justice.