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WED 27 MAY
MOVING FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT
Experiencing intense periods of poor mental health or consequences of navigating dark periods without support can often lead us down a rabbit hole of negative thoughts and actions. These periods affect our ability to recognise our potential both as individuals and as productive members of our respective wider communities, and can lead to long-term destructive behavioural patterns.
From harnessing negative thoughts for artistic purposes, or knowing how to safely explore deeply personal experiences without exposing ourselves to more harm, to breaking the cycle of constant negativity, healing from trauma, and being able to recognise small achievements on the road to recovery; this panel will explore the realities of being an artist who struggles with a mental illness and/ or addiction, and look to introduce strategies that could be employed by artists to help manage their mental health and overall wellbein
Speakers: Lee Monro, Kim Delati, Izzy and Sarah Connor
Facilitated by Maxine Johns.
Time: 10am - 11am
Where: 4ESYDNEY FB LIVE
Postponed to June Program
4ESYDNEY COVID CRIBS with Sara Saleh
Time: 6pm – 6.30pm
Where: @4ESydney Facebook LIVE
Description: While in isolation, 4ESYDNEY COVID CRIBS sessions go LIVE and step inside the homes, spaces and places of your favourite artists, join us!
Artist Bio: Sara Saleh is an award-winning Arab-Australian poet, writer and activist. A campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice, she has spent the past decade working with NGOs in Australia and across the Middle East. She is the co-editor of Arab, Australian, Other (Pan Macmillan, 2019), and currently developing her debut novel as a 2019 Sweatshop Fellowship recipient. Sara is a proud Bankstown Poetry Slam ‘Slambassador’. She sits on the board of Getup! and is completing her Juris Doctor.