Other Powers: Trauma Survivors Reclaim Joy
Exploring how the creative arts, especially poetry and film, can help women explore trauma, survival and joy
With the Women’s March and start of the national #MeToo movement in 2017, women are increasingly finding their voices as survivors, activists and advocates. This grant project uses poetry to help women — both Cornell students and Ithaca community members — to identify and write about trauma, survival and joy. Working with community partner and filmmaker Sue Perlgut, the team is documenting student and community participation in a workshop, filming their creative output and creating a multimedia presentation to be screened at Cornell and in downtown Ithaca. This grant supports a student and community member who will work together as project coordinators.
Grant category: Other
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Arts, Communication, Media and Design
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Sue Perlgut, CloseToHome Productions
In the News
MARCH 1, 2019
Collaborative venture helps women produce poetry from trauma
– College of Arts & Sciences website
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