Alice
Sheppard

photo by Beverlie Lord Satsun Photography

Alice is the founder and artistic lead for Kinetic Light, a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology to create transformative art and advance the intersectional disability arts movement.  A USA Artist, Creative Capital grantee and Bessie Award winner, Alice creates movement that engages intersectional disability arts, culture, and history to challenge conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies.

Alice Sheppard – Offering

When fear catches you–from behind, from the sides.  When uncertainty grabs you — from the front.

Close your eyes.
Touch your face.
Breathe in deeply.  Hold.  Exhale slowly.  Hold.
Hug yourself.
Open your eyes.
Repeat.

When fear catches you–from behind, from the sides.  When uncertainty grabs you — from the front.

Stop.
Turn off your phone.
Return somehow to the water that held you at your beginning.
Slide under the blankets.
Listen.
Smell the pillow you lay your head on.

When fear catches you–from behind, from the sides.  When uncertainty grabs you — from the front.

Know that you are not alone.
Turn on your phone; send that message.

Alice Sheppard – Offering