Creativity, movement, rhythm: our collective humanity, and our collective healing, is based in the pleasure and power of art. Creative expression is both an outcome of wellness and safety, and a path to finding it. Sam engages in art as both a tool to support embodied health and regulation, and as a way to share healing opportunities outside of traditional office based environments.
Sam engages in various art forms, with a particular focus on embodied arts and improvisational work. She is currently learning several forms of traditional and modern dance. In 2015-2017 she traveled North America participating in several special art events doing aerial partnered performances combining acroyoga with dance & storytelling, including performing at the City of Toronto's annual Nuit Blanche festival.
Sam is active as a volunteer in the Burning Man arts community. She has participated in building large effigies, co-creating projects with artist collectives, and received funding for an interactive art project on trauma & consent at Constellation 2019, an official Burning Man Regional event. She contributes her art of presence to volunteering in Temple spaces and as a Ranger, a form of community mediator.
Sam is interested in offering trauma & healing services to arts & faith communities, and incorporating art & movement in healing spaces.