This letter is a response to my first blog post: http://claremaxwell.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/no-touch-allowed-can-you-teach-sensory-awareness-in-prison/
I love your message to my guys! The tone is just right – respectful, caring interested and searching. Very Clare.
I think one more point may be needed. The guys – (especially, but women too) are terribly sensitive about being compared to animals. In your blog, I think it is all of our bodies that you are comparing to the frightened horse. Especially after War Horse, people are extra sensitive to the “human” dimensions of horses, so for most people there is no problem, but for people inside prison it would probably be good to lean on the point one more time: MY BODY is my frightened horse. We all have bodies; we all have frightened horses.
Also, can you say more about what you want to happen in all those body parts you mentioned?
I would love to bring some copies of this inside with me the next time I visit.