Loretta Faveri, stencil/printmaking artist and dancer
In the years before I met my husband and had a child, my life was full of alcohol abuse and unavailable men (check out my secret). My creative output and self-worth were very low. Although I now lead a very fulfilling life of sobriety and gratitude, I sometimes feel the shame of my past creeping into my daily life. By no means do I feel completely healed of shame. However, I have developed a creative process that helps me overcome it. This involves writing love letters to myself, dancing, making music with SOMO, doodling and most importantly, not judging or being fearful of the outcome. My perceived "mistakes" are simply gateways to exploring something new. My goal is to use this creative process to help others in need.