Healing Through Creativity is an online exhibit honoring the creativity, courage, challenges and strengths of male, female, and transgender survivors who experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, and any interpersonal violence, and their allies. An ally is defined as someone who has been connected to a survivor in a supportive manner, whether family member, friend, advocate, or counselor. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide a safe space for survivors and their supporters to tell their stories and share their experiences through a variety of media, without the fears of judgment or undeserved guilt and shame. Also, this exhibit will provide a forum to educate BSU campus and community about the impact of sexual assault and abuse and the potential for healing that comes through awareness and from helping one another.
Creative works include poetry, music, lyrics, photographs, survivors' stories, supporters' narratives, and visual art (e.g., sketches, painting, sculpture, collage, pottery, and drawings). Works from all stages of the healing process are welcome. The presentations will bring to light survivors' experiences for the benefit of both survivors and the community at large, and will reflect a wide spectrum of experience. The process of healing takes many shapes and forms, and ranges from the telling of the unspeakable in all of its horror, to the celebration of life, love and self-acceptance.
Please check the website listed below for submission information.
Please contact Pei-Yi Lin, Ph.D at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about submission or artworks.