Originally published to Facebook on April 15, 2020
Sharelle is an art therapist who launched (and runs) a program called Arts for Healing at My Sister's Place, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Check out Sharelle's artwork at https://myartprocess.weebly.com/!
Here's a quick Q&A with Sharelle:
Q: Tell us about your work at My Sister's Place.
A. As an art therapist, I get to facilitate the healing of my clients through the creative process. I started and now run a program in our shelter and in the community called Arts for Healing. The program's goal is to provide a safe space for survivors of Domestic Violence and their families where they can explore their emotions, honor their experiences, and process their trauma through the art-making process.
Q: What led you to where you are now?
A: I've always found art to be a really important part of my own healing, but what led me to art therapy is the unique opportunity that it presents to help people heal in ways that verbal processing alone cannot offer. Art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in such a beautiful way! It is such a privilege to be able to watch healing emerge from authentic moments I get to share with my clients that have been created or facilitated by creating art.
Q: What else would you like people to know?
A: Aside from working in DV, I am also passionate about creating art and exploring topics of interest such as feminism, diet culture, and body positivity and culture. Here's a link to my website!!
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