For Colleen Mann, it’s photography.
Having always been interested in the world of photography, she uses this form of art to freely express herself and her identity. Her journey towards discovering herself has inspired many of her projects and exhibits, including the Imagined Reality and I Have a Different Heart projects.
In this show, she explains how photography has helped her through recovery, and how it (or any creative art form) can help you as well.
Tune in to listen to her story as she unravels her exploration of acceptance, identity, beauty, and art.
What You’ll Learn from my interview with Colleen Mann
- What drew Colleen into the world of photography
- How photography has helped Colleen understand herself better
- How any art form, including photography, can help you through recovery
- Why self-expression is a very important part in recovery
- Exercises that can help you process and understand your feelings in a deeper level
I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape. There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore. – Laurie Halse Anderson
Pulchra est Fortitudo (Beauty is Strength; Strength is Beauty)
Favorite Recovery Resource:
Advice to Former Self
I would give her a big hug! I would tell her that you have so much to give and that you don’t have to suffer.
Definition of Recovery according to Colleen Mann
Breathing life in and out; Feeling every part of it; Living authentically without apologizing.
For Your Journey
- Fall into Recovery Benefit Concert (Use discount code WARRIOR to receive 30% off gold and platinum tickets!)
- Find professional help on ConnectED
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Something to Live For” by Mallory Faye