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The Identity Shift Project

“I feel a lump.” “Our business was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.” “Your tour of duty is complete.” It can all change in a moment – in the time it takes to utter a sentence. We’ve all had this experience at one time or another in the context of other life narratives; maybe, for example, one of these: “You’re hired.” “Twins?” “I want a divorce.” There are countless identity shifts happening all the time. What’s yours? While we can make an external change in seconds, which could mean a change in status or position, the internal transition within a person takes a lot longer, especially when a new role, skill set, or way of being requires a shift in patterns of… Read more »

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Rocket launch photo

Here it is: the launch today of our website with online gallery and blog. When you look at the photo to the left of the amazing rocket launch, imagine that what you are watching is silent. Why? Because we are not promoting the site until we refine and test it while live. For now my main message is this: it’s a soft launch. We’re in beta. That means we are still working out all the kinks on the site. If you come across a glitch – technical, user experience, or otherwise – please let us know by sending a message to us on our Contact page. We’ll have a louder, publicly promoted launch in the coming weeks. In the meantime,… Read more »

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Welcome to The Identity Shift Project (a.k.a. TISP, because it’s a mouthful when repeated more than once in a sentence). If you are arriving at this blog post by accident without the helpful context provided by reading the Home or About page of our website, here is our mission: We bring new perspectives to healing through collaborative art-making. Sounds like fun, right? We’ve been building the Project since August when my close friend, babysitting pool member, and TISP Director of Photography/Co-Founder, Julie Hassett Sutton and I decided to have an arts project together. Our husbands are okay with it;