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> Survivors' Art Quilt
Self-portrait of Shelly, 17yo
Black and white drawings
Art About Abuse
Art about abuse inflicted on a child (someone under 18yo) by an adult. It can be physical, sexual, emotional/verbal, or neglect.
Art about abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both share the same household. For example, physical abuse by an intimate partner, or abuse of elderly parent by their adult child.
Rape and Sexual Assault
Art about non-consensual intercourse (vaginal or otherwise), where the perpetrator forces it on the victim against their will and the victim is helpless to escape.
Art about neglect, physical, or sexual abuse of people who are institutionalized, by the staff of the institution they are at (e.g. prison, nursing home, psychiatric facility, etc).
Art About Recovery
Art about stages of healing, anger management, identifying your feelings, knowing your needs, improving your self esteem, etc.
Art about healthy and unhealthy relationships, how to communicate with people, how to set boundaries, how to avoid drama, how to not abuse others, etc.
Activities of Daily Living
Art about things you can do to improve your quality of life: cleaning, cooking, sleeping, arts & crafts, etc
Art About Mental Health
Art about therapy: how to choose a good therapist, what to talk about in their office, and when to quit.
PTSD and Anxiety
Art about how to ground when you're triggered, dealing with panic attacks and flashbacks, managing phobias, etc.
Art about Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder), where it comes from and how we live with it.
Art about suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, addictions, or any other non-accidental behaviors that are harmful to your body.
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rebuilding our lives after the trauma.