In an attempt to understand the many ways we experience and handle trauma, this winter quarter I will be focusing on how people in Thurston county can interact with stress and trauma through real food, kefir, and dance.
I will volunteer at the Thurston County Food Bank and participate in a local food campaign for the South Puget Sound area to gain an understanding about food access. I will do research on the history of the fermented beverage kefir and learn how to make two versions of it: dairy and water. I will participate in a multi-media, butoh inspired dance performance that ask the question how long can we destroy our planet before we destroy ourselves? I will also look into how dance and storytelling have been used to heal trauma.