Reckoning with Whiteness: An Embodied Approach to Exploring Racial Identity Development for Dance/Movement Therapy Students
Katarina Bennicoff Yundt, MS Dance/Movement Therapy ‘21 and Kelsie White, MS Dance/Movement Therapy ‘21
School of Art, Creative Arts Therapy
Reckoning with Whiteness is an arts and action based research study that seeks to further understand the role of white racial identity development as it pertains to the training of anti-oppressive dance/movement therapy students.
Co-researchers, Kelsie and Kat, utilize collaborative self-study, combined with their own learned experience to create a focus group equipped for other white identifying DMT students to increase self-awareness, racial stamina, and capacity for empathy.