Julie Thompson-Dobkin

Music/arts organization
Health-related organization
Other Discipline/Category: 
Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Hidden Truths Project
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
United States
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
Hidden Truths Project is dedicated to engage and empower individuals impacted by invisible and visible disabilities through the arts with a focus in epilepsy. All mediums of art become part of the narrative to include music, the visual arts, and writing.

Our 1:26 The Art of Epilepsy exhibits, Mindful-based Art Workshops, and If not us, then who? film series provide the catalyst to facilitate a dialogue based on lived experiences and to dismantle the stigmatization directed against these individuals.

Through the arts the buried hidden truths of epilepsy become a creative narrative to create understanding and acceptance.
Collaboration Interests: 
Arts in health, as a tool to improve wellbeing and quality of life issues. The arts providing a tool of engagement for those who live with chronic conditions (primarily epilepsy) or have been marginalized (poverty), to empower the individual, and educate the public the realities of their condition, dispelling stigma, labelling and discrimination.
arts, epilepsy, health, wellbeing