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"Body + Language" is a series of drawing activities curated by Steven A. Johnson that aim to encompass the whole self; that is, the past, present, and past stewardship of ourselves in an effort to process, metabolize, and make space for our inherited racial trauma. In this hour, the endeavor is to not only examine the self, but also our interaction with the spaces we inhabit, their histories, and the combined interaction of these two spaces. In so doing, the participants were Counter-Mapping their lived, inherited, and metabolized the unseen, unspoken, and unheard pain they carry within themselves. While this activity is targeted toward Black, Native, and those who self-identify as BIPOC, participation is encouraged for anyone of any cultural or ethnic background willing to process and metabolized inherited trauma.
The video below is part of a limited podcast series hosted by Inbreak called, "Body + Language Conversations", where Steven A. Johnson engages in an hour-long conversation with individuals who took part in the project.
Featured: Steven Johnson and Andre Green