art heals all wounds…

I am just thrilled to share that Lenett and I were recently featured guests on a wonderful podcast called “Art Heals All Wounds.” Host Pam Uzzell talked with us not only about our book art practices and our friendship, but the way we use arts- and writing-based workshops to help groups come together and find common ground.

Pam interviews artists weekly and sums her podcast up this way:

As creative thinkers, artists present us with some of the most compelling visions of ways that our world could work better for everyone–art around environmental, social, and racial justice, gender equity, ways to build community and bridge divisions, and solace for grieving. If we can see solutions to the things that prevent us from thriving as individuals and societies, we can imagine implementing those solutions. Once we imagine, we can become the people we want to be, belonging in communities that nurture everyone, and living in societies based on equity and justice.”

– Pam Uzzell, Host, Art Heals All Wounds

I hope you’ll listen today because it’s a perfect glance into our friendship and what drives us as artistic partners. And Pam does a marvelous job of setting the stage and helping us shine (thank you, Pam!). Enjoy!

Feed Drop: The Beach Speaks, Hosted by Paige Friend Art Heals All Wounds

Show Notes for this Episode from Paige Friend and The Beach SpeaksA  friend of mine from “up North” asked me what’s it like to be in a hurricane? That got me thinking about my past 22 years living in Florida. How many hurricanes had I been in? I grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The only “natural disasters” I ever experienced were blizzards – which were fairly common and not all that disastrous. It wasn’t until I moved to Florida that I had ever been in an actual natural disaster – a hurricane.I had just moved to Orlando  when four hurricanes  rolled through Florida – one right after the other: Charlie, Francis, Ivan, and Jeanne. Don’t you love how hurricanes have “everyday” names?It makes sense to give hurricanes a name because it makes it really easy to talk about them later, like: “Remember when Andrew came one night and took our roof ?” Or, “Katrina – yeah – she was bad” And, like people, hurricanes have different personalities, are difficult to predict, and you never quite know what they’re going to do.In this episode, I tell my story of two significant hurricanes in my life (so far): my first, Charley, and my last, Ian. The hurricanes were roaring, the beach was speaking, and I was listening!Listen to The Beach Speaks on Buzzsprout   Apple, or  Spotify (or your favorite Podcast Player)Support the show (for free) by following (it’s free) on Apple and Spotify and sharing it with your friends (did I mention it’s free?)Click here and buy me a virtual coffee to help keep the podcast going: (it takes caffeine and cash to keep this podcast afloat) Leave a voicemail! on the Socials:Instagram:
  1. Feed Drop: The Beach Speaks, Hosted by Paige Friend
  2. Kai Hazelwood and Sarah Ashkin: Embodied Learning and Anti-Racism: Unpacking White Supremacy Through Body-Based Practices
  3. Brittany Delany, Dancer and Choreographer: Free the Body: Exploring Personal, Cultural, Social, and Political Liberation Through Interactive Art and Movement
  4. Skywatchers, Featuring Shavonne Allen, Joel Yates, and Dazié Rustin Grego-Skyes: TOWARDS OPULENCE: Calling Forth Our Collective Capacity to Manifest Change
  5. Priyanka Pal and Shweta Ghosh: We Make Film: Exploring Accessibility and Inclusion In the Indian Film Industry

In addition to here, you can also find our episode and many other inspiring stories at Art Heals All Wounds on Spotify and anywhere else you find podcasts.

Super cute portrait of me and Lenett by my friend Marlayna Demond. ❤


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