May 23, 2006
Survivor Art, Poetry
But, I don't want anyone to miss these advocacy and awareness art projects. As I said in the post below, my hand (and my poem) will go into Jodi's project, called The Show of Hands. Jodi is also participating in the month-long Healing Through Creativity festival in Hurricane, West Virginia this July. Supporters and survivors of physical and psychological trauma are encouraged to enter art, music, writing and poetry for this event. Original artwork is being shipped to WV now--May 15 through June 15, 2006.
About ten years ago, I had my first experience with another art project that's meant to raise this type of awareness: The Clothesline Project. It's been around since 1990 and raises much-needed awareness on all issues of violence against women.
I really want you to check out the Child Abuse Survivor Monument; it's extremely massive and impressive. It's currently a Canadian-only project for survivors of any kind of child abuse. I have heard some rumblings that it may be coming to other countries sometime in the future. For Canadians, there is still time this summer and fall to include your survivor hand outline and written message. Check out this creative colossus and consider making a donation. The project is in need of financial assistance and its site makes contributing easy.
For other advocacy website links, go to my dot com site, www.survivorscanthrive.com. Click on the page called Advocacy/Prevention, under Resources. The links on my blog sidebar here are really just for blogs.
I also love the poem. Great job.