Race and Mental Health: pt 2

“I can’t breathe”. Not only the last words of George Floyd but also the overwhelming feeling that black people have been experiencing recently. A quiet determination to exist and thrive within the confines of systematic racism has been exchanged for a cacophony of anger, sadness and all the in between. The black community has been, andContinue reading “Race and Mental Health: pt 2”

Human Acts – a review

This year from May 18 to May 27 will mark the 40 year anniversary of The Gwangju Uprising. During this period, Gwangju citizens took up arms (by robbing local armouries and police stations) when local Chonnam University students who were demonstrating against the martial law government were fired upon, killed, raped and beaten by government troops.The event is sometimesContinue reading “Human Acts – a review”

Ladies! Let’s celebrate ourselves

Recently it was #InternationalWomensDay and my feed was FULL with posts of women that people found inspirational. It was awesome. I saw familiar faces, I learned about women I’d never heard of before, I saw beautiful art, I read empowering and heartening stories and posts. I felt truly proud to be a woman because ofContinue reading “Ladies! Let’s celebrate ourselves”

Creativity, productivity and memory; the BIG and the little.

So in one of my classes this year, I taught about the skills that you can learn from performance, performance techniques and performance training, one of the most significant of these being creativity. In this particular class, I introduced the idea of big ‘C’ and little ‘c’ creativity. Big ‘C’ creativity is eminent creativity whichContinue reading “Creativity, productivity and memory; the BIG and the little.”