The denial of, or refusal to acknowledge, the full, inherent, and profound humanness of oneself of others.
The acknowledgment, acceptance, and celebration of the full, inherent, and profound humanness of oneself or others.
This world is unbelievably dehumanizing. As artists and educators, we want to create work for ourselves and our students that is beautiful, provocative, and wholly human but instead we find ourselves too often creating (or not creating) in order to survive, to produce, and to conform. We are bombarded with messages at work and online about what we should be doing. We find ourselves separating our work from our core values and wondering whether our contributions are making the world a better place. We lose the ability to listen to and trust ourselves. We do what we can just to survive.
But you deserve to bring your full humanity to every space you occupy. You deserve to feel that your art is meaningful. You deserve liberation, integrity, and joy.
Let this be an invitation to be a part of the change.
In our work together, we will center lived experience, curiosity, and compassion.
I employ four strategies to support our community in the process of re-humanization:
1 . RELATIONSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING
2 . DIFFICULT, COMPASSIONATE CONVERSATION
3 . SUPPORTED SELF-INQUIRY
4 . EMBODIMENT & BODY MOVEMENT
SOME HUMBLING WORDS:
“I have always been impressed with [Zoe’s] poise and her articulate statements on social media, but our consultation was both more fruitful and thought-provoking than I had imagined. She is a brilliant example for white artists who are striving to know and do better, and who may be struggling with where to start doing the work.”