Articles from the ‘Essays’ collection

“Making It” Beyond the Superficial

“In a culture that is so terrified of the awkward, the messy, emotional honesty, sickness and ultimately death, how can we honestly measure success?” asks Austin-based performance artist Lauren Tietz.

Trusting the Dance, Navigating the Divide

Madelyn Biven, a dance artist based in Hawai’i, reflects on the duality she experienced pursuing dance in the continental US while simultaneously longing for her home on the islands. She shares how she navigated and found peace within that divide.