The following article made its way across my social media this morning and I cannot help but ask the question: Whose freedom are we defending? Just last week, Nike released a commercial pertaining to female athletes that states, "If we want to play against men we're nuts and if we dream of equal opportunity, we … Continue reading You say you stand for equal rights?
Ironically last week in my Contemporary class, our discovery question was: “What is my relationship to space?” Many students defined their understanding of “taking up space” as a conversation with those around them or defined the space as a container that they create pathways within. Using these questions and our Spatial Intent discussion, I have … Continue reading What is my relationship to space?
I have been carrying Adrienne Maree Brown with me recently. After doing the cellular breathing exercise and then the basic six, I found myself feeling rooted and weighted with my cells as my whole body hallowed deeper and wider with each exercise. I enjoyed doing them at home as I was able to find a … Continue reading Adrienne Marree Brown
Knowing is not experiencing... Knowing is not experiencing... Knowing is not experiencing... I was reading Peggy Hackney's Making Connections and these are the words that continue to have resonance. I am teaching non-major level one courses this semester, so of course, this sentiment helps me present and reinforce the core concept of body knowledge or embodied … Continue reading Knowing is not experiencing…
For two weeks, I was immersed in a somatic inquiry at Bill Evans Teacher’s Institute (BETI) and the Somatic Dance Conference, learning how small changes in one area of the body lead to a change in the whole. Upon completion, I am also reflecting on how I may experience this in my everyday life. While … Continue reading When you know better, you do better – Maya Angelou
Five weeks is a LONG time. A LOT has happened and nothing has happened. I have come to the conclusion that it’s all about our frame of focus; in the eye of the beholder if you will. I think this sums up my summer so far - quiet learnings and loud embodiment. The beginning of … Continue reading “The stories of my body lie buried in my bones” – Embodied Research
“We are showing the public what this administration has done! They have turned our loved ones into bone chips, ash, and corpses,” shouts David Robinson during ACT UP’s protest, The Ashes Action. Judith Butler in her book, Notes toward Performative Theory of Assembly, calls the concept of a protest, not one of the people contesting their … Continue reading The Performativity of Protest: The bodies of the AIDS epidemic