Marie Alisa Garlock is a Durham, NC-based researcher, performing artist, educator, and PhD candidate. Marie leads health, performance, and community-based research initiatives spanning the U.S. South and Global South. For It is In You projects, Marie partners with clinicians, artists, scientists, educators, faith and advocacy leaders across diverse communities and institutions.
It is In You projects are sponsored by 501c3 Heartspace Spiritual Resources to receive grants and donations.
Background: For more than 11 years, It is In You's Marie Garlock has been creating performances based on innovative, community-embedded research, and facilitating workshops, organizing festivals, and offering creative communication, health equity, and educational programming in residencies across the U.S. and internationally.
Artist-Scholar Bio - Dept of Communication, UNC-CH
Patient Advocacy Profile - National Center for Health Research
Advocacy - Breast Cancer Action Community Leader
IHC - Interdisciplinary Health Communication Certification, UNC-CH
Guiding Values - It Is In You Programming
More About It Is In You
Participants' experiences: In performances, workshops, residencies, and research presentations, participants in It is In You projects build skills and knowledge to engage tough problems their communities face, from a mix of intimately grounded and systems-level perspectives.
Values: It is In You presentations, performances, workshops, and trainings are enlivened by principles rooted in creative inquiry, outside-the-box collaboration, and the freshness brought by guided interactivity and structured improvisation, which open the door to new ways of doing, being, and knowing.
Practices: It is In You public events, residencies, and learning environments uniquely engage story-based, movement-based, soundscape, and visual arts methods--valuable as both process and product, made in collaboration with involved communities. In each program, participants envision constructive, community-specific openings and solutions, which involve diverse community stakeholders.
Purpose: It is In You projects and events invite us to re-imagine and re-inhabit our bodies, relationships, and interactions with institutions, in order to effectively move individual and collective pursuits forward for health justice, social justice, and transformation of violent and inequitable conditions.