Her stage is the classroom and her script jumps between teacher’s instructions and students’ responses. Coming into character, she must strip herself of opinions and influence to combine a dichotomy of objectivity and vivid animation.
A 6-year-old Jewlzz Howell woke up to a morning that changed her life forever. Her mom’s boyfriend at the time told her she had to go to school, but she refused because she didn’t want to. A slap to the face, stunned and sitting alone, her mom entered the room and held her, kissing her face as an apology.
The circumstances sound dire. A teenage mother who left Wenatchee High School in order to provide childcare for her daughter. A malignant brain tumor resulting in a surgery, infection and coma. A teenage death that leaves behind a child.