Breath (Holding Space)
12” x 12”
This piece is a creative response to the artist’s past year of university service, during which she was a member of Simon Fraser University’s Advisory Group for its new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. “Holding space” is a term used by people who have experienced sexual violence and their allies to describe the ways in which we carefully listen and respond to disclosures of sexual violence, the ways in which we can care for those people. This piece is a very loose adaptation of a photograph by friend and yoga instructor Jenny Pronovost.