In 2009 I was teaching an after school program with the Youth Dreamers. Working with young people in the program I was amazed at their energy and grace. I saw that they had very different ways of doing things than myself, but through our shared activities we began to grow and encourage each other’s best selves.
The idea for this video came out of my students’ love of dance, step and movement. The program had a visual arts emphasis, I was trained in studio arts and that is what I felt most comfortable in, but they had different strengths. We worked to find ways to join these talents and communicate the different ways we expressed ourselves.