56 pages featuring poetry, personal prose, full-colour illustrations and colour photography.
There are as many paths to healing as there are ways to be wounded, and as many unique stories as there are people. But whether pain is cultural, ancestral, familial, corporeal, romantic, or any category in between, there is a common truth: healing begins with the act of acknowledging our hurt.
Turning our most vulnerable experiences into art gives us power, strength and a better appreciation of how to care for ourselves and each other. Through making art, our pain becomes tangible, and in that way, healing can be shared.
The contributions in this collection offer a window into what healing can look like when we are brave enough to name our suffering.
Contributors include: Faith Arkorful, Doretta Lau, Jen Sookfong Lee, Dacy Lim, Furqan Mohamed, Jenny Elizabeth Scoones, Erin Klassen, Najla Nubyanluv, Elizabeth Polanco and Erin Pehlivan. Illustrated by Maggie Li, photography by Fehn Foss. Art direction by Erin McPhee.