Proposal Title

An intermodal approach to identity formation and empowerment in the Latina community

Abstract

For many in the Latinx community, the question of “Who am I?” depends heavily on your skin color, your gender, your hair texture, your accent, and other factors that distinguish you as non-caucasian, rather than on how many languages you speak, how well you can dance, your passion, or how deeply you love. Identity reflections are at the core of self-esteem and empowerment and can take place in a variety of settings, but unfortunately, many of these settings are tailored to the majority group as well as the individual running the exploration, leaving many Latinx individuals left out.This workshop was inspired by Latinas and their right to reclaim their narratives and authentic selves on their own terms through the use of music, art, dance, movement, writing, and more.

This workshop will consist of a brief powerpoint describing the state of Latinas, their relationship to mental health counseling, and the statistics of recipients to providers. Next, the group will engage in a workshop style experimental that I have executed with the Latina population multiple times and learn about culturally relevant ideals and methods for working with this population.

Author Type

Graduate Student

Start Date

28-3-2018 1:10 PM

End Date

28-3-2018 2:00 PM

Presentation Type

Workshop

Disciplines

Dance Movement Therapy

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Mar 28th, 1:10 PM Mar 28th, 2:00 PM

An intermodal approach to identity formation and empowerment in the Latina community

U-Hall 3-098

For many in the Latinx community, the question of “Who am I?” depends heavily on your skin color, your gender, your hair texture, your accent, and other factors that distinguish you as non-caucasian, rather than on how many languages you speak, how well you can dance, your passion, or how deeply you love. Identity reflections are at the core of self-esteem and empowerment and can take place in a variety of settings, but unfortunately, many of these settings are tailored to the majority group as well as the individual running the exploration, leaving many Latinx individuals left out.This workshop was inspired by Latinas and their right to reclaim their narratives and authentic selves on their own terms through the use of music, art, dance, movement, writing, and more.

This workshop will consist of a brief powerpoint describing the state of Latinas, their relationship to mental health counseling, and the statistics of recipients to providers. Next, the group will engage in a workshop style experimental that I have executed with the Latina population multiple times and learn about culturally relevant ideals and methods for working with this population.