Judy Atkinson: A Twitterscript
by Anne Breckbill, associate web developer
On August 10, 2010, Krista Tippett interviewed Australian Judy Atkinson, an expert in violence, trauma/healing, and aboriginal people. The following is the complete Twitterscript from that interview.
- Krista is starting to interview Australian Judy Atkinson, an expert in violence, trauma and healing, and aboriginals.
- Judy Atkinson talks about her history-the story of the Hornet Bank massacre, one of many in Australia during colonization http://is.gd/ecaKr
- "A symptom of trauma is to act out — what’s gotten into the deepest part of the soul has to come out again." — Judy Atkinson
- "The middle of the cyclone feels safe, but it’s still moving. You have to decide to move through it to come out the other side."
- "Cultural art/dance is about taking the pain of human existence and recycling it so when we emerge we become strong…" — Judy Atkinson
- "As I think and talk to you I’m creating a future. If I talk to you with anger, distress…then I take that into my future." — Judy Atkinson
- Judy Atkinson speaks of discovering Dadirri - Aboriginal deep listening, awareness, and contemplation. http://is.gd/eccs8
- "We have to be able to put our hands out to each other, sit with each other, and not push away the stories that need to be told." — Judy Atkinson
- "Respond when a person asks for help because that’s the best time you can help a person or community." — Judy Atkinson on helping others
- "The more we listen to each other with real intent, the more we understand the richness in our souls that we can share with others." — Judy Atkinson
- "It’s from the depths of our pain that we grow — it’s not when everything’s fine and hunky-dory." — Judy Atkinson on sitting with pain
- "As we make sense of our [pain] stories, the stories change and we transcend them." — Judy Atkinson