A·li·en Woman explores my introspective journey beginning with a mental health journey to delve into traumas of my past. I took two years to seek out therapy, Vipassana meditation, dance experimentation, and journaling to develop these movement renderings. With the layering of personal trauma abstraction and magnified improvisation, this study is founded on the concept of being unfamiliar. With the use of Alice Walker’s “We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For,” I have codified the complexity of consciousness. With Walker’s “Overcoming Speechlessness,” I consolidated my internal rhythm with the book’s quote, “Because consciousness is comforting.”Lyrric JacksonUnited StatesSuwanee, GALyrric Cosby Jackson is a Georgia native and is an Atlanta-based performer, choreographer, and arts administrator. Her work extends across art media via collaborative projects and special events on a global scale. She is currently researching inner trauma, and actively studying Vipassana meditation. Her choreographic work is grounded in contemplative practices and structured improvisation through the contemporary modern dance lens, and inspired by in-depth anthropological and sociological explorations.
DAILY PEACE ACTION
“I recommend you explore Vipassana Meditation. Here’s a link to a free resource that can greatly assist others in introspection and peace finding. For a better internal self can present a kinder external message to our fellow man.”