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The Depression Session show airs live in Tucson, SUN mornings at 12 noon on 99.1FM Downtown Radio. I really just wanted to start this project to help people understand the difficult concept of depression. Its a weekly storytelling to de-stigmatize depression.

WALKING HOME: stories from the desert to the Great Lakes

This May, I am walking home.
It is 2000 miles from my house in Tucson, Arizona to my mom's house in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I plan to walk the entire distance, inviting people to walk with me and share a story as I make my way across the country.

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Reclaiming Paris

A web-based performance project in which I am transforming myself physically into Paris Hilton.

Then I am going to do performances (hopefully with a webcast) in which I apply my mid-western, middle class values to Paris by doing tasks for other people.

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Perfect Woman Project

For two months I lived as the "Perfect Woman". I changed everything about myself to match his description of the "Perfect Woman", altering my lips, teeth, hair, clothing, body language, how I walk, talk, eat, sleep... everything, 24hrs/day for 2 months.

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My Art is Community & Engagement

Laura Milkins is currently co-organizing a cross-cultural art festival called Arizona Between Nosotros: artists from Mexico respond in video and performance.

In 2009 she completed a Fulbright scholarship for her performance Walking Stories: Mexico. She received her MFA at the University of Arizona in 2008, a Post Baccalaureate Certification in 1996 and a Diploma in 2000 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1993 with Bachelors of Arts in Fine Art.

Since 1993, she has shown her work in Boston, Portland, ME, Grand Rapids, MI, Tucson, Phoenix, Oaxaca, Mexico and Mexico City. Prior to settling in Arizona, Laura traveled to Europe, Asia, and South America, documenting the experience through email with text and drawings.

Laura has worked in a variety of mediums from traditional painting and drawing to sculpted mattresses and online performance art. Her current work seeks to create community and engagement by involving the viewer in the art making process.