California-based choreographer Megan Briceno discusses how the intolerance she faced as a fat dancer led her to form Shapes and Shades Dance Company, as well as why she is organizing the Fat Body Positive Performing Arts Showcase for the Inclusive Performance Festival.
Bay Area-based drag performer SNJV shares his involvement with the Inclusive Performance Festival and how his drag is an amalgamation of his cultural experience.
Dr. Moitree Banerjee, Dr. Lucie Clements, Kathleen McGuire Gaines, and Erin Sanchez discuss why it is essential to research and quantify psychological wellbeing in dance and how they hope to apply their work toward bettering mental health across the dance field.
Maine-based Sara Juli discusses how she brings taboo topics into the realm of performance through creating introspective autobiographical solos.
San Francisco-based visual artist Liz Brent-Maldonado describes her process creating original illustrations of each dancer interviewed for the Discussing Disability in Dance Book Project.