Healing Pathways: Reclaiming Art and Spirituality

Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis discusses how art and spirituality can be healing pathways

Art and spirituality can be healing pathways. Ironically, the institutions that hold these practices and traditions can cause real harm, and if these pathways are blocked, it can lead to unexpected trauma, emotional baggage, and even diminished views of ourselves. Drawing on the artworks of Otherwise/Revival and her own backgrounds in trauma studies and in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Thema will consider where things can go wrong in religious traditions, and how to unblock these pathways—for the sake of liberating ourselves to experience creative and emotional freedom.