Freedom Dreams: What Must Die in Music Therapy to Preserve Human Dignity?


police brutality
radical imagination
culturally sustaining practice
Black clients
Black aesthetics
Breonna Taylor

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Norris, M. (2020). Freedom Dreams: What Must Die in Music Therapy to Preserve Human Dignity?. Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy, 20(3), 4.


This commentary was written on the week of September 28, 2020, as grand jury decisions on the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, were publicly announced on news and media outlets. Six months after Breonna Taylor's brutal murder in Louisville, Kentucky (United States), justice for her life has not been actualized. The author reflects on this injustice and discusses its relationship to anti-Black violence and systemic oppression in music therapy culture and practice.

Copyright (c) 2020 Marisol Samantha Norris

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