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Expression Heals Part 2 
3rd-Jul-2006 06:20 pm
ali and lilo
I put this one in a separate entry just so that its easier for me to compile your replies.

So the second piece I'm thinking of doing would have more to do with what WE said/thought/told ourselves before, during, or after our abusive experiences. This one is still pretty sketchy in my brain, but would follow the same basic design of a collage of words in the background with a bigger statement painted/collaged over it.

Some examples for my thoughts would be:

"Oh no. Please no. It hurts. I didn't want to. Shit. Just say yes, it'll be over quicker that way. Besides, isn't this what you do if you love someone?", etc.

Once again, please know that by posting, you are giving me permission to use your words in my art piece. If you want to share but don't want me to use what you've said, please just say so in your reply. Please also feel free to reply with any questions or concerns you might have.

Thanks so much!

Oh, and you can always email me at expressionheals@yahoo.com. If you want to send your reply there, please just put "What I thought" in the subject.

*Edit* - Also, I've been thinking that if I end up exhibiting the piece, I'd put a list of the people who contributed in the description. If you're not comfortable using your full name, you can use only your first name, or a psuedonym if you feel more comfortable with that, and maybe your age when the abuse occurred? If there was more than one, maybe pick the age when you felt most affected, or an average? (Again I'm still brainstorming, so please feel free to share your opinions!)

4th-Jul-2006 02:51 am (UTC)
Oooh, I'll contribute to this one, too. I'll send them in different e-mails so it's easier to separate the two.
4th-Jul-2006 06:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! I look forward to reading them:)
4th-Jul-2006 06:31 am (UTC)
both ideas are very inspiring to me. do you mind if i do my own version of this? ever since it happened i havent been able to paint, because i dont have insspiration. but this inspires me. i will be following this very closely. when i figure out what i intend to do, ill give you details.:)

p.s. youre very brave !
4th-Jul-2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
go for it! i really believe that expression heals, not just ourselves but also those who witness our expression. get healing girl!:)

ps - you're very brave as well!
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9th-Jul-2006 06:12 am (UTC)
Thank you, Naomi.

Its good to know we are not alone.

**I promise to honor you and your strength the best I possibly can.**

6th-Jul-2006 10:57 am (UTC)
"I shouldn't have come here so late at night, I deserve this."

That was the only concrete thought that I can remember at the moment, I didn't think of things so much in words. I remember being HIGHLY amused, almost to the point of hysteria, by the irony that I had just walked through a long, dark expanse where a serial rapist had attacked women several years ago- and that I had been attacked in a very public place where everyone assumes they'll be safe.
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