“I Am More”: Than A Story
Megan Kraner, BSW, LSW | September 19-20
Topic: Art | Knowledge Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Location: TBD
This art exhibit shares the experience of a survivor of sex trafficking and how she has used art to cope with the trauma of these events in her life. Through her art, she has learned how to strip away the negative labels that were created through her trauma and begin to redefine herself on her own terms - transforming her pain into a life full of freedom. This exhibit showcases that survivors are more than a "story"; they are a friend, a spouse, a parent, a student, a worker, an artist, an individual, and so much more. This exhibit hopes to bring light to the ways in which this artist has redefined herself and aims to celebrate her individuality.
· Showcase the ways in which art has been used as a coping mechanism for this survivor
· Educate attendees to understand that survivors are more than their stories and to see them as individuals.
· Create place for self-reflection and learning
· Provide a space to highlight the talents of survivors