When you aren’t working hard for KPI, what are your favorite ways to find joy?
I have come to love spending time in my body and intellect as a major source of joy. Favorite ways to find joy include but are not limited to: running, weight-lifting, learning new movement skills, and playing in general. Joy catches me by surprise often–most often in moments of trying new things, reading/writing/learning, visiting new places, or whenever I’m feeling grateful.
You mentioned being interested in body/ somatic work, where does this inspiration come from and how has getting in tune with your body been helpful or supportive to you and your well-being?
What has been a new activity you’ve started doing since Shelter in Place?
Where do you pull your creative inspiration from?
Em Bowen (he/him/his, they/them) is the former Executive Director of the Tucson Poetry Festival, a PhD student at the College of Education at the University of Arizona, a bilingual Waldorf educator, a storyteller, a writer, an essayist, a poet and a person who thrives and is always changing (much as we all are, whether we realize it or not). Their work has been published in the Tucson Weekly, the Atlantic, Zocalo, Wild Gender, the Feminist Wire, and most recently live on the stand-up comic stages of Tucson. Em earned their MFA from Goddard College and is the former producer of the Tucson Gender Identity Project.