Susan Spangenberg

“Art allows me to express the thoughts and feelings that terrify me. The act of creating is painful but healing at the same time.” –Susan Spangenberg Susan Spangenberg is an untrained, self-taught artist. The majority of her artwork is about her struggle living with mental illness. Susan started painting and self-harming at the age of…

The profound value of arts in homelessness

Guest article by Francesca Baker. Image credit: SkidRobot Source: Huffington Post It’s a narrow-minded assumption that the only thing that is needed to alleviate homelessness is homes. Becoming homeless is a complex experience and is rarely just financial, with relationship breakdown, substance abuse, mental health issues and trauma often within the mix. As a result,…