Creativity has helped many of us heal, both on the inside and outside. So many survivors are able to express themselves through the arts, whether it be painting, writing, music. It’s a way to express ourselves. Giving us a chance to finally have a voice. A voice that was silent for so many years. WE are now able to come out from the shadows of the past, feeling positive in ourselves, in our feelings. The negatives that we felt for so long, can now subside within our minds. Many survivors as children only heard negativity. Often told they would amount to nothing. Are stupid, worthless!!! Their minds believed this. Never believing in themselves.
Now as adults, so many survivors know that this is not true. It is far from the truth. Their abuser wanted them to believe this. Knowing that they could keep you in the dark. Afraid to tell!!!
Being able to change their mindset, brings about a fulfillment within themselves. A chance to fulfill their dreams. Believing in their dreams. Of leading a life with so many possibilities for a better tomorrow. The arts gave them that outlet, to use their voices not by words per say, but by creating what they felt inside…..By Healing Through Creativity!!!! Mary Graziano Copyrighted May 1, 2016