Unmasking Domestic Violence

Through The Shelter’s Healing Arts Program, survivors are using yoga, breath work, creative writing, art therapy, meditation, drumming circles and more, to heal from the past, live fully in the present and plan for a life free from violence.

As part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Healing Arts participants created masks and were invited to share their personal stories reflected in their artwork. Here are a few of the beautiful works created.

More of the masks will be on display at The Purple Party – Masquerade, set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at Paradise Wine, 8965 Tamiami Trail North in Naples. Click here for tickets and more information.

img_4272I am Red

I am Red
Color of anger
Color of strength
Today – I am half of each
Anger at how one treated me
Anger that the court system abuses me still

But look at my other half of Red
I am strong
I will endure
My power belongs to Me
I am Red

Cathy – October 2016