Queer Feelings Booth provides four tools for people to alleviate their daily stresses. Studies have shown that bottling up feelings, especially those of fear and anger, makes them come out later in unhealthy ways: through illness in our bodies, through anger expressed towards others, or simply as blockages that keep us from becoming our best selves. Therefore, Queer Feelings Booth provides a space that lets people express the feelings that keep them from thriving due to the stresses of their everyday lives.
Queer Feelings Boothis designed to help people with diverse needs help themselves by providing four tools, which can be used in a variety of ways.
Relaxation exercise area.This area of deep relaxation, padded with soft materials is intended for micro-naps, meditation, and deep breathing.
Creative outlet area. A space that includes materials for writing or drawing or scribbling furiously on paper. The walls of the room have painted questions that prompt participants to design a mental toolkit that would help them to deal with their main sources of stress.
Singing/screaming area.This section of the truck has a monitor attached to speakers that allows the entrant to be able to sing out their pain by way of a curated selection of songs that help to release. If the person prefers not to sing, they are encouraged to scream at the top of their lungs. Because the truck is sound proof, onlookers will not be able to hear what is happening inside.
Anger metabolization area. Lastly, closest to the entrance of the truck is an area where participants can use their physical body to metabolize their anger, frustration, and anxiety by hitting and/or kicking the soft surfaces of the truck.