Created by Anabelle Budd
My name is Anabelle Budd and I am the creator behind this project. Don't be fooled though, by no means have I achieved any of this alone. I am supported by a community of friends, family, colleagues, mentors, and teachers. Some, I know personally, but many inspire me without knowing it.
Here are a few things you should know about me:
1) I ask a lot of questions.
Why are we lonely? What is connection? Where does it live? How do we foster it? How do people relate to their bodies? Do adults really stop playing, or does play just look different for adults? How do people maintain connection over long distances? Is vulnerability key to this recipe?
2) I carry a context.
I am a person shaped by my context and my place in this world. This informs my worldview, how I make sense of experiences, as well as my blind spots. I move through the world with privilege. My perspective is one of a white, upper-middle class, non-disabled, cisgender, university-educated, queer young woman, whose roots are not grounded in any one place. I was born and raised in Mexico City, by my French family. In Canada, I am a settler.
3) As I already mentioned, I have countless teachers.
I am constantly learning, listening, absorbing. My inspirations for this project are countless, and so much of what I manifest through my writing, through my films, through my actions, I’ve learned from others. I am committed to tracing all the way back to these origins, as non-linear and murky as they may be, and invite you to dive into this non-linear process by clicking here.
4) I want to thank you.
I want to personally thank you for your support, and thank you for joining me on this journey. I invite you to participate in these conversations and in this exploration, in a myriad of ways.
Madeleine Hoyer-Wood — Thomas Hoyer-Wood — Debbie Croft — Geoff Plint — Gordon Wood — Maggie Brener — Zoë Findlay — Malcolm Lord — Ana Sondereguer — Kirsten MacAdam — Stefan Hostetter — Joelle Fishkin — Madeleine Serhal — Joseph Flores — Gavin Johnson — Frankie Garnons Williams — Kale Ridsdale — Tlell Brown Bentley — Christine Hoyer — Isabelle Budd — Kathleen Budd — Davis Levine — Joanna Vinden — Vanessa Barr — Janice Hodge — David Shostek — Laura Thorne — Bailey Greenspon