The arts heal
So many of us are suffering from some level of trauma whether from poverty, racism, systemic oppression, PTSD, exposure to violence, chronic stress, seemingly benign neglect, etc. Telling and re-telling our stories, expressing ourselves through the arts, being a witness to other people's pain through their art and allowing ourselves to be seen through our art are powerful ways to relieve our suffering. Our world is in need of healing right now. Providing arts in schools is one way we can support the healing of a population reeling from many forms of trauma.