Healing through Creativity—Online ExhibitFor Male, Female and Transgender Survivors of Sexual and Interpersonal Violence and Their SupportersBSU Counseling Center
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. We hope to build an online community to support all survivors on the BSU campus.
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 contact Pei-Yi Lin, Ph.D at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions about submission or artworks.
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