Empathy – Sarah Woods
Monday 10th June, 2013 “I believe that empathy is a feeling of understanding, a feeling for others, It’s a beginning of a relationship”. Marzena Forristal As part of the creation of THE EMPATHY ROADSHOW, I’ve been doing filmed interviews with people for whom empathy is a key part of their daily lives. I ask them much the same things as I asked Christian Keysers, the neuroscientist. My first interview was with Marzena Forristal, a hairdresser in South London who runs WINK HAIR SALON. I asked her to define empathy and she talked about it as the ‘beginning of a relationship’. This is exactly what Christian said to me.
Our empathy commission is in association with Kent County Council.
We are interested in how the arts have the potential to spark emotions such as concern, compassion and sympathy, enabling a better understanding of others and looking at things from a different perspective.