The RESILIENT HEART PROJECT
A public art project to reclaim the word SURVIVOR.
Let's conspire together to inspire others!
Let's publicly celebrate our resilience together!
Interested in participating?
We are all survivors. From loss, from challenges, from addiction, from big change, from illness, from trauma, from oppression... we're human, and shit happens.
Whats important is that as we heal, we acknowledge our survival, regardless of the grace involved - or not. Surviving is not always tidy, and it can be easy to forget to notice our resiliency, our beauty, our victories.
But when we do make the choice to notice and acknowledge and even ritualize our survival and resilience, our creativity and persistence, we experience a fuller picture of who we are.
“I am a survivor and I am putting the past behind me and healing, one piece of peace at a time.
When I was in college, my hope was to eventually become an Art therapist. But I was going through some really tough personal issues, custody battles and mental health problems of my own, and I could not pass the math requirement even just to get my AA. So I dropped out.
My favorite musician was and is Michael Franti.
He has a song that speaks about "a piece of Peace for you. A piece of Peace for me. A piece of peace for every peaceful person that I see."
So I took that as my "mantra" for creating art.
And sharing it, and using it for healing. I am a domestic violence survivor, a child abuse survivor, and suffer from PTSD.” - Stephanie C.