themes in healing
Art provides a common language for participants to communicate with each other across barriers of age, race, class, culture and more. Windows sessions can play a powerful role in fostering relationships by giving opportunities to share deeply, be heard, show vulnerability and connect with others.
“The women reach out to each other so much through their art. It sort of creates a language all its own that all these women understand.” – Facilitator
“Sharing my feelings with others shows me that I’m not the only one. It keeps me more focused on getting my life together and assures me that there is light at the end of the tunnel.” – Participant
“The art time gives [women] the opportunity to re-bond with their children and to fill their role as a mom – something that they never experienced in the midst of the violence.” – Facilitator