DeafHope’s Lavender Film Festival


Around a month ago, I wrote, performed, and edited (with a help of Terri’s filming talent, thank you!) and submitted my début film to the DeafHope’s Lavender Film Festival. This video is very special to me not only because it is my first film that I edited entirely by myself, but because the subject is very heavy and sensitive and painful. If it never happened to me, I would not have a gut to create something like this, but it did and I just felt I had to do it. When the project was finished, it’s like I underwent an emotional purging and it was a really surreal experience.

Thank you DeafHope for making me do it. It’s truly a great honor being part of something remarkable and meaningful. I applaud to all other who submitted in their films, even through I haven’t seen theirs yet, I know they are brave enough to spread awareness that it is okay to speak up. Also thank you everyone who’s involved in this film, without you, it will not happen. Thank you again!

“Accept no ones’ definition of your life; define yourself.”


  1. Mary Harvard · March 5, 2014

    I’m so proud of you to reveal what you’ve been through which was not an easy task. I applauded to you very much. Love you for being yourself and tell the truth what really happened. I wish I did my shared my stories what I’ve been through in my life when I was very young which were many several close call to death. I’m so blessed I’m still alive and kicking and of course more wiser from the experiences I went through. I wish you all the best of luck.
    Looking forward to see the film when it comes out….. love you and Hugs also to precious Liam..

    • Bellamie · April 14, 2014

      Thank you and it’s never too late to share your stories. 😉

  2. Emma Sarah Tennant · March 27, 2014

    What a great post, thanks for sharing.

    • Bellamie · April 14, 2014


  3. Wojtek · May 9, 2014

    hey my dear Bellamie

    I watch the film and wow, makes me so angry that there are man like that in the world, you don’t deserve any of this, you are so beautiful and wise woman, i wish i was there to hug u and make u feel special and love. its not easy being all the way in the other side of the world in Taiwan while you were having this issue back in USA. But just always remember that, there are many people in this world that love you and care about you, even tho they are far or haven’t talk to you in a while. i miss you dear Bellamie.

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