Greetings, readers! I'm so excited you've decided to pay a visit to SASSY HQ. I'm your host, Erin Likins.
Erin Likins graduated from high school in California in 2008. Below is her radical senior portrait that, after some controversy, went to print in the Wilcox Chargers yearbook that spring.
Erin Likins is an outspoken writer, activist, and community organizer in her senior year at Naropa University, where she studies Somatic Psychology, Peace Studies, and Writing & Literature. Frequently, she works to blend these fields and uplifts dialogue to a meta-level of cultural commentary. Her understanding of the body-as-individual contrasts the Western dominant narrative of subversion, marginalization, and demonization of body-centered wisdom and the "shared destiny" of humanity.
Erin's herstory is littered with intergenerational dialogue, ritual, and walking the path of community-founded integrity. She has consistently followed her heart into each new chapter of her life; Erin aspires to hold space for the health and healing of others, dedicating herself to intercultural dialogues and strategic transformation work.
Erin believes widely in the power of encounter, per her training in Gestalt therapy theory. At this most turbulent time in human history, Erin works with others to transform our isolated and short-sighted understandings of human independence toward a vision of planetary interdependence and well being. Erin has been and remains a vivid voice in the rising chorus encouraging contact over avoidance with respect to the most challenging contemporary issues. She is an avid consumer of post-colonial theory, genocide literature, and art that defaces our shared mask of isolation.
Above: Erin beginning senior year at Naropa. 2013.