While Tamar and I were down in Sarasota, Florida for the premier of Enter The Faun at the Sarasota Film Festival this past April, we conducted several workshops with the Dance and Disability communities. This resulted in the formation of a new Posse, led by my friend, Katie Calahan and Lynn Hocker, a dancer based in Sarasota. Katie was a few years below me at Boston University's School of Fine Arts. We have kept in

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New York Posse member Christine Bruno: I know I had a breakthrough last week and really want to keep investigating with our posse and work toward a plan that keeps me on track between our meetings. I have been realizing the past few months - especially at last week's meeting - that I need to make this work a priority NOW! Note from Tamar: Christine was working with Gregg and Shawn Shafner, our newest Posse

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Jessy Yates and Tamar Rogoff at the March 2015 NYC Cerebral Posse Meeting

I’m wondering about the role of empathy in healing. Is it true that scientists/doctors fear empathy because it may obscure the diagnosis/treatment process? Emotions might come in and we all know how unwieldy emotions can be—so it follows that getting to know your patient intimately might be a bad thing because you then could get confused on the scientific path. For me the empathy (I admit to being the empathy queen) sends me to the

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Gregg as a young boy

When the Cerebral Posse first met in March of 2014 several great things happened, but there were two big takeaways for me that evening: The first, I had something confirmed for me; that people with disabilities, and in this particular case, people with cerebral palsy, don't commune on a regular, consistent basis. At the start of the evening all of us acknowledged how strange this was. None of us had ever been around this many people with CP before.

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