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There is an idea that people sit down when they can no longer stand up. Perhaps, though, we need to reframe this idea and understand that people sit down so they *can* stand up.
I was incredibly honoured to be invited by @foundry_bc to film a video segment as a peer worker and to lead a workshop around self-care and boundaries with peer support workers inside Foundry today.
I invited folks to articulate, on a canvas, who they are as their best selves in their light. I was so humbled and amazed. These peer support workers not only embraced the challenges in this process (limited time, anxiety, perfectionism, limited art mediums and tools, and art, itself, being an entirely intimidating space) but were incredibly talented and thoughtful in their creative process, the results, and their sharing in the room who they are when they are most themselves.
We talked about what brings them joy and how that centres them back to their best self.
And then we talked about how to create a force field of protection around that magnificent, worthy, powerful person.
I am so blessed I get to do this work; to create, to laugh, to embrace the mistakes, to learn, to be in places that honour what we can do together.
And their feedback? I’m honestly crying in reviewing what they had to share.
Watch our world, cause these peer workers are coming, in all their brilliant light, to change you.
Swipe through to see my art and some of the feedback!
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