About Deeply Human.
What does it mean to be deeply human?
We live in a society that has become disconnected from our humanity and the humanity of others. Being deeply human is the process of becoming deeply connected (re-connected) to our own humanity and the humanity of others.
Deeply Human is a project that explores the human condition all over the world (the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the hopeful, the bleak, the ordinary and the extraordinary) in hopes of humanizing those who society dehumanizes, uplifting voices that society silences and fostering greater empathy, understanding, grace and human connection.
DR. CRYSTAL CLARKE
I'm a social psychologist by training who spends alot of time thinking about human connection. My work has been dedicated to understanding human behavior, group dynamics and intergroup relations. Specifically, I explore issues around how do we foster greater human connection and what gets in the way.
I believe that media and storytelling is a powerful vehicle for human connection and has the capacity to foster greater connection to ourselves and others by building bridges across social divides. "Deeply Human" is a dream project I've held for years and am excited to finally bring to life.
I'm also a native New Yorker (Brooklyn) and a bit of a "wanderer" with a serious wanderlust. In 2021 I quit my job, moved to Mexico and have been traveling the world in a carry-on, fueled solely by my desire for adventure and to connect to myself and people in a deeper way. Along this journey I've met incredible people and places that have profoundly impacted the way I think about myself, the world around me and what it means to be deeply human.