Friday evening, I attended the premier of Purple Virtue during the 2011 Dusty Festival at the SVA Theatre. It was a night I had been waiting for since I was cast as Ms. Harty not too long ago. Director, writer and editor, Gamela E. Sierra, beautifully, tragically and realistically captured the abuse of innocence and brought it to life with hope walking throughout its entirety. She has used her creativity to continue an awareness so we as a society no longer turn a blind eye to what so many are prisoners to. Thank you Gamela.