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Jasmine Edwards on Turbulence

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In an article in the journal Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, Music Therapy adjunct professor Jasmine Edwards reflects on her experience as a participant in Turbulence, a therapeutic performance piece developed by Black and brown creative arts therapists, directed by Drama Therapy faculty Britton Williams, and presented by our Drama Therapy program in 2019. The paper includes an examination of the integration of music within the performance as well as an exploration of how social identity-based affinity groups supported by a creative process can decrease feelings of isolation and bolster a sense of empowerment amongst BIPOC-identifying creative arts therapists.