By Bianca Caputo, Social Media Placement Student at WomanACT
On Wednesday, March 9, Harsha Baxi spoke about her experience participating in “Telling Our Stories” to the attendees of our Supporting Survivors by Supporting Staff Training. Telling Our Stories is organized by Irene Gabinet on behalf of WomanACT and is an opportunity for workers to collaboratively create artwork throughout a workshop series. After completing the four sessions, Harsha explained her feelings toward the process:
“As we know, working in the VAW sector, we get affected by secondary trauma and I feel this was the best way of self - care for me”.
She was extremely overjoyed by the collaborative participation and support that all of the members put forth during this workshop. Their creativity and dedication lead to some beautiful pieces of artwork that are displayed below. Besides the amazing physical work that resulted from this workshop, Harsha enjoyed the whole process of building, learning, and relaxing which assisted her in rejuvenating and caring for her own well-being.
WomanACT would like to give a big thank you to Harsha Baxi for sharing your experience with the attendees of End Violence against Women Week. We would also like to thank all of the workers who participated in Telling Our Stories; we are very excited to share your artwork.
I believe any kind of art is a medium of expression. This art work we created is an expression of our mind, our feelings, our thoughts and ultimately our actions.- Harsha Baxi
Special thank you to Stephanie Campos, a student studying digital photography, for taking such amazing photos throughout End Violence against Women Week. We appreciate your wonderful photography skills and your passion towards the art. Thank you for your work!