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DANCE GIVES A VOICE TO KIDS – a ‘Dig Where You Are’ story

A high school student describes how she started a dance class for children with Down syndrome and in the process discovered the power to communicate, connect and learn through movement. What happened next transformed both teacher and students.   By Garet Wierdsma I have always loved to dance. But it wasn’t until I created a […]

The Healing Power of Art

While working on ‘Dig Where You Are’,  I had a conversation with Lily Yeh about her experience in Rwanda.  She recounted for me how art and the process of creating something collectively helped a village of genocide survivors to heal and rebuild their lives.   “When you go to Rwanda for the first time you must experience the Genocide,” said […]

Digging for Purpose

Sometimes when you dig where you are, something unexpected happens. One of the questions I dreaded being asked when Dig Where You Are was first published was: How are you digging where you are? After all, I had written the book, certainly I must know how to do it. But even with all I had seen […]