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Jocelyn Woods is an actress, poet, mystic, playwright and model with a severe (rare and atypical) neuromuscular disease. Unable to stand or walk, Jocelyn has been semi-bedridden for 11 years, having experienced many excruciating illness on the threshold where life and death kiss, only to emerge with highly refined revelations and the passion to transmit them to her global brothers and sisters:


HYSTERIA PRAECOX: Precocious Wanderings of a Womb
a film written, directed by and staring Jocelyn Woods

"Genius, madness and orgasm are all kin, as Naught-Begot and Prince Avadgar fluidly shift between the roles of beggar, oracle, historian and séance-giving sorcerers, "in playing all, by being none." Exposing the psyche and human body as the Theatre of the Gods, the Fool, having no identity or social rank, becomes a lens into the crux of contradiction and conspiracy. Exodus yields to homecoming, insanity to rapture, as the Unknowable and the Known meet in the orgasmic ecstasy of Immaculate Conception."

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"Woods distills our attention to her vocal power and facial expressiveness...She may not be capable of lifting her arms, but she has constructed a world to rule. It's remarkable to watch her fragile presence as the center of something that emanates in ripple after ripple, projecting from her...Visually, the play is riveting...As an artist, Woods can stand on her own, without excuses for her disability. Her fierce commitment to performance is enough."
--Alex Brown, Seven Days VT

"Deeply intellectual...sensually beautiful...riveting performance....Stimulating theatre--refreshingly."
--Jim Lowe, Times Argus

Born with a severe neuromuscular disease and rendered semi-bedridden by severe illness in 2003, I never imagined that I would be making a movie. The vision for this project began in 2012, when a threatening respiratory illness brought me to the cusp of life and death, where I observed and subsequently dissolved the segregation of spirit in flesh, in a mystic union that became a miraculous bodily resurrection. It became obvious to me that the inevitable next step was to use my resurrected flesh as my art medium. This birthed the Ecstasy of a Cripple project, in which I posed in two series of nude erotic fine art rendered by the masterful lens of Thomas Dodd. My poetry then found a visual counterpart. Without warning, I watched my riddled verse automatically become theatrical dramas. After 10 years of being semi-bedridden and physically unable to leave my house except by ambulance for medical emergencies, I performed The Fool's Riddle: Hysteria Has No House, a one-act play this June at Black Box Theatre in Burlington, VT.

It is my fervent wish to utilize my "crippled" body to illustrate and document the naked core of existence, specifically by experimenting with the fluidity of matter as experienced when one remembers their divine origins. I would like to portray, through an ongoing collaborative project, my encounters of Erotic Union with the Divine--highly sexually charged "raptures" that unveil the blinding core of being.

To go beyond the procreative urge, beyond even the societal concepts of the sexual revelation, to manifest a Sexual Apocalypse, in the original Greek meaning of apokolypsis: to unveil that which had been hidden; to disrobe."


The Muse has long endured a stifling confinement. It is time to set her free. HYSTERIA PRAECOX trespasses where angels fear to tread by catapulting your senses into divine madness, a "madness without a method and a rhyme without a reason, free from the prison of linear flatness. A madness so thoroughly unfettered that it becomes the gateway to ecstasy.

"Jocelyn is much more than just a model: she is an artist, she is a muse. When I worked with her...she hit the bull's eye every single time."
--Thomas Dodd, fine art photographer

"Jocelyn singularly the most passionate person I have ever met in my entire life."
--Cheshire Scott, fine art photographer






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MEMBER of The Guild of Erotic Artists

MEMBER of Model Society: a celebration of human beauty

Seven Days VT, "An Artist With Neuromuscular Disease Uses Her Body to Create Spiritual Erotica"
The Burlington Free Press, "Cambridge artist challenges society's views of disability"
Times Argus (gated subscription news site)
Model Society, "Nude modeling in service of the divine"
The Guardian Express, "Disabled Model Launches "WE ARE THE CURE" campaign with Erotic Art"
The Mobility Resource, "Disabled Artist, Drifting Between Life and Death, Un-Defines Sexuality through Erotic Art"

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