Kicking off #mentalhealthawarenessmonth with thoughts about that key word––awareness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have so much work today for our world to become collectively more aware of mental health issues––what promotes mental wellness, what gets in the way, what systematic changes need to happen, etc etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I want to also...
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It's okay, it's okay, it's okay. (re-sharing a favorite semi-updated) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are learning, that's okay. There's no shame. There are likely many forces and reasons why you weren't shown or taught sooner. Particularly for anyone from marginalized or oppressed groups. Particularly for women. Particularly for those who experienced...
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Or what we don’t create at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It pains me to think about how many of us avoid creating because we don’t think we are “any good” or as good as others or it’s a waste of time or even just because there’s a million...
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After years away from using paint or collage myself, I reminded myself again and again to “start where you are” and enjoy the process––a life lesson I hope to empower others to consider. In art and in life, we don’t have to have it all figured out or be certain...
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