Jason Hann: AMERICA'S VETS AND THE HEALING POWER OF FESTIVAL CULTURE
A note from Jason Hann:
So happy to hear about the Electric Forces program founded by Lia Holland in collaboration with Electric Forest, Madison House & THUMP. US Veterans who have taken their traumatic experience in war, and use it as avehicle to help others find happiness through self reflection. As a Veteran myself, I served during a time with lots of Vietnam vets and they shared late night, horrifically painful, stories of their experiences with me. As I’ve met other Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, I hear those stories of some not being able to sleep on a bed any more for fear of shrapnel flying through them, lest they sleep too high off of the desert ground.
There’s every reason for any person losing limb, becoming disabled for life, and/or having post traumatic syndrome in war to feel like life has dealt them the worst hand – unfair to say the least. These Veterans have found healing in, not only the music, but the community that they’ve found at electronic events and are using the healing that they’ve experienced to tell the rest of us that no matter where life takes you, there’s waaay more good that surrounds you and is there for inspiration to carry on. You don’t have to look far to find kindness and when you take the time to look for it, it’s waiting for you to latch on to it and go for the ride of your life.
Please check out this video and go by their installation and share your story with the community.