Honouring Our Stories
Healing is non-linear.
Tying, Weaving, Writing: collaborative sculpture making facilitated by Artist, Educator & Environmentalist of Cree Heritage from Northern Manitoba, Betty Carpick.
Working collaboratively, women took pieces of fabric to tie, weave, fill, braid the wire structure representing self/world.
Inside of it- women survivors of sexual violence wrote thoughts, feelings, words on small pieces of paper to let go of. The sculpture holds safely our secrets, hopes, and some of the collective weight.
to ourselves and each other
writing, sharing, reflecting
our secrets, now held tightly
taken a new shape
the framework of our collective thoughts and experiences
connected and disconnected
— our stories.
this is just a beginning.
For more information:
Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre
Funding for this work was provided by It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment