December 6, 2017
Mere Objects: a paintbrush “to show how paint got me through this” and a bit of dried-up black paint “to represent the darkness and confusion of what happened.”
This young artist writes not only of how her own life has been impacted by sexual violence, but also that of her sister and multiple friends. Of the power of art to express and transform that pain, she says, “A simple brush stroke can hold me together, show my pain, and display my confusion.”
May your courageous brush strokes and eloquent voice continue to bring forth healing, hope, and beauty — in your own life and in the lives of all you meet.