Anita Woodley is an award-winning actress, playwright, producer, musician, poet, and journalist. She also is a certified HIV counselor and advocate for many healthcare initiatives. One powerful way that Anita communicates is with ethnodramas—non-traditional theatrical performances based on ethnographic research data used to educate, promote, and prevent harmful practices to overall health.
In this podcast, Helen Osborne talks with Anita Woodley about:
- How theatric performances can communicate health messages in meaningful, memorable, and culturally relevant ways.
- Examples of using characters, language, and laughter to teach about health.
- Woodley’s suggestions about ways everyone (not just actors) can be authentic and inform those we care about, and care for.
More Ways to Learn
- Anita Woodley: Award-winning Entertainer, Journalist, and Visual Artist. Read about, watch, and learn much more at Anitawoodley.com
- Strang F, Gonzalez S, 100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips For Surviving It. At http://100perksofhavingcancer.com
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 13, 14, 18, 31, 40, 42.
Read the written podcast transcript.