Awakenings provides survivors of sexual violence with a trauma-informed, inclusive
art-making experience that encourages healing.
Awakenings provides survivors of
sexual violence with a trauma-informed,
inclusive art-making experience
that encourages healing.
“It has given me a sense of community. I am inspired by the strength, fortitude, and creativity of survivors. I admire the voices that the art and writing exposes. Awakenings as the name suggests offers an epiphany for all survivors and allies of those who have experienced sexual trauma.”
“Awakenings showed me that I do have a voice, that I am seen, that it’s all right to show who I am without the fear of being judged. The fact that I could share myself with the world gave me great joy and I did feel empowered to continue creating starting from the place I am in right now, that there will be people who will resonate with who I am at this moment in time and that there is power and healing to be found when you get the courage to simply be yourself.”
“I have been able to learn from and find solace and healing in the voices and art of other survivors of sexual abuse and violence. Awakenings is such a valuable organization in terms of providing a platform for survivors’ voices and empowerment.”
Our Ongoing Partners
Awakenings Art is a proud partner of the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.
Our New 2022-2023 Workshop Partner
We are partnering with Embarc to bring high school students from around Chicago to the gallery for a day of healing through artmaking.
We are looking forward to growing this partnership over the school year and supporting Chicago’s high school students!