The wilder parts of our selves often get tamed and controlled—we learn that being wild is uncivilized and unacceptable. Even when we do connect with our wild side, expressing it gets tangled up in fear and self-doubt. We don’t express our wild nature because we worry about what others might think—or even what we might think.
Yip & Yelp: Fear Not the Wild Self invites you to unleash your wild self. Our website and live participatory events give you a safe space to connect with your wildness and creative possibilities—for you to hear from your wild self and for your wild self to hear from you. Check out the possibilities here.
Whether you participate because you want to be silly, or because you want to have fun, or because you want to heal, or because you want to simply “let go,” one thing is for sure: making wild sounds feels good, the same way gazing at the stars or walking barefoot on the beach makes us feel good.
The trickster gods inspired Jennifer Maria Harris and Gino Dante Borges to combine forces for Yip & Yelp after presenting creative projects at the Trickster Arts Salon in San Francisco. Check out Gino’s The Wild Self and Jennifer’s Fear Not Project.
Why Yip & Yelp?
Few wild sounds are as unforgettable as the coyote’s—and they thrive both in the wild and in “civilized” spaces, like New York’s Central Park and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Coyotes also symbolize the mythological trickster, casting common beliefs into doubt and adding mystery to life.
Just like the coyote character shakes things up, Yip & Yelp does too. It is designed for you to engage with the part of your nature that lives just below the surface of socialization. When you share unexpressed sounds, you come face-to-face with the mysterious sources that make you feel alive.
Join us with your yips, yelps, howls, songs, cries, rejoicings, shouts, or whispers, and discover the wild sounds we share!