Some of the reason why we choose such unsuitable partners in love is that we aren’t trying to find someone who ideally suits us, we’re looking out for someone who feels familiar. We recreate in adulthood patterns of attachment that we know from childhood – and thereby often perpetuate cycles of suffering and dissatisfaction.
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It can seem as though we all need to learn to be less angry – and that no one has any problem raising their voice and getting their opinions across. The truth is more nuanced. A sizeable number of us suffer from shyness about expressing our real needs and our true aspirations – and thereby do ourselves and others a disservice. A short film which guides us to the need to speak up when we need to.
Who are you? To answer this question, artist Shantell Martin followed her pen. In this brilliantly visual talk featuring her signature freestyle line work — drawn across everything from the screens of Times Square to the bodies of New York City Ballet dancers — Martin shares how she found freedom and a new perspective through art. See how drawing can connect your heart to your hand and deepen your connection with the world.
Margaret Mead was a pioneering anthropologist who tried to understand many of the problems of modern America by comparing her society with less technologically advanced civilisations, where she spent many years doing fieldwork. She was especially interested in sexuality and in the ways in which modernity forces us into gender roles and identities that stifle our true needs.