Epilogue: The Next Performance Ethnographic Show in Pursuit of Hyper-Embodiment

Abstract

This autoethnographic conversation takes place between a physically disabled performance of personal narrative/ethnographic researcher and her 5-year-old son. Her son, who experiences epileptic seizures requests that she create a performance ethnographic “movie” about seizures like her past projects that focused on physical disability and aging and memory loss. The similarities and differences between epileptic seizures and involuntary spasms from cerebral palsy leads to questions focused on understanding accessing embodied experiences and pursuing empathy and social justice through telling and bearing witness to personal stories.