Ovarian Psycos – Returning to Childhood Home of Abuse – Clip

  • clip (0:03:51) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 3/26/2017

In this excerpt from Independent Lens documentary Ovarian Psycos, Xela de la X, founder of the Ovarian Psycos (a.k.a., Ovas) bicycling brigade, returns to her childhood home in Los Angeles, a place of many painful memories of abuse. Xela was the only girl in a home full of boys in what she points out was a “post-colonized traditional Mexican home” and, her brother notes, took whatever beatings her mom did not get. She was often on “24-hour lockdown,” not allowed out of her room while her brothers played outside. Her mother talks about how helpless she felt, and did little to stop the cycle of abuse.

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