I was invited to facilitate The ART Of Change program Always Remembered
A group of women who had each experienced trauma and violence wanted to create art work that honors the lives of the women and children and pets who have lost their life in domestic violence and to inspire other women to claim their power to leave an abusive relationship.
We created black and white mandalas for coloring in as a meditation and relaxation colouring book for women living in shelters and emergency accommodation and we also used the designs to create book marks and badges.
The women who participated in this amazing project experienced a significant culmination of their own journey of recovery from domestic violence and will now be taking the message of Always Remembered and the power of art for healing and empowerment, back to some of the shelters where their journey first began.
My life long friend was killed by her husband in 2001, he then killed himself and my friends sstory and the memorial art I created in the week after her death inspired me to share in the message of the importance of our right to be safe, loved and respected at all times..