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JODIE KNOWLES is a performance artist who critics have called “intuitively brilliant.” She has performed in numerous award-winning independent films, theatre productions, festivals, schools, prisons and institutions as a highly sought after female voice in and around the Seattle area and throughout the West Coast. Jodie works as a Creative Coach and Advocate for youth and adults labeled with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. She works with and along side educators, students and artist to think, work and live more creatively. She has coached at The University of Washington as an Educational Consultant and a guest speaker at Seattle Pacific University on the Art of Entrepreneurship.
She is currently touring a one woman show called ‘Learning Curve’ telling her powerful story how she survived being in Special Education and how she overcame being a statistic through the Arts. Learning Curve Is a Social Justice Theater piece that serves as an Artful Conversation Starter to bring awareness to the serious psychological effects of bullying, over medicating/diagnosing, student shaming and attention to the segregation of minds in our public school. She believe in the power of restorative justice using social, emotional and creative arts based learning to prevent academic trauma for those that learn differently. She is on a mission to help change the conversation of the LD/ADHD stigma and help create a new conversation with a fresh perspective of creative minds labeled LD/ADHD.
Jodie created and founded the Luminous Minds Project during the research process of Learning Curve to provide coaching, workshops, community meetings, outreach and advocacy for creative minds labeled LD/ADHD. She hopes to build a community that gives realistic representation, diverse identification creating an artful conversation that radically changes the false myths of Learning Disabilities and ADHD.