Thoughts on DBT Therapy – Healing Tool & Systemic Tool of Oppression?

Lately I’ve been deep into a reading called The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D. This book so far, among several other factors in recent weeks have both reaffirmed some of the techniques and developing habits from my investment in Dialectical Behavioral […]

Identity as a Survivor: Trauma, Memory & Therapy

Heading into vital time for my graduate studies in between semesters this summer, I was at a point of conflict with my practice:  how to respond to the urgency and pervasiveness of sexual assault in the United States and what material form, if any, would it take? Although there was a definite progression in the participatory […]

Semester 1 @ MCAD + MnArtists

Graduate school has been an intense catalyst for realizing and imagining new goals that harness every part of myself. Rigid connectors and knots that shape my philosophies function equally with the fragile threads of new experiences in Minneapolis. As I focus on sexual violence and ask many questions about the concept of rape culture in the United States, […]