“Creativity is a basic human response to trauma and a natural emergency defense system,” writes Louise DeSalvo in Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives. Art has been a human drive for as long as we know – from the cave wall paintings of prehistoric times, to the myriad forms of art that humans create today. It is a way for us to express our unique experience of the world we live in; to try to claim and hold still a moment of time in our fleeting lives. It is also a way to help us let go of those dark places in our psyches – moments of time that hold us so tightly it feels we may never be able to shake them free, keeping us bound to a place we may be desperate to run away from.....
Read the rest of the article I wrote for writing.ie here, ahead of the Winnie M LI #Complicit Murder One event I'll be presenting on October 8th at 1pm in the DLR Lexicon in association with the DRCC.
RM Clarke is a writer and voice-over artist. She has written for various literary mags and anthologies and won awards. She has put her voice to most things she can think of.