This week I got choked up over the Village Voice's cover article, a truely moving story about the power of the arts. Written in the first-person by Roman Baca, an Iraq war veteran who re-ignited his passion for dance to help heal from PTSD and connect to others damaged by the experience of war.
His company Exit12 began by addressing issues close to home, like his mother's anxiety but has now extended to work with children in Iraq.
Their mission is to "inspire conversations about worldly differences and the lasting effects of violence and conflict on communities, families, and individuals. Through movement, we educate audiences about the reality of war, advocate diversity and mutual understanding through cultural exchange, and champion the humanity and dignity of all persons."