Arts as advocacy, foresight and future-building
At a time when women’s health and rights are at the center of national debate, and data show how far we still must go to realize women’s health equity, Drawing Better Worlds™ 2023 programs support women (as patients, health consumers, change makers) to imagine What If...and accelerate the move to better.
Ursula K. LeGuin, celebrated for her speculative fiction
Through the Drawing Better Worlds™ program, women are creating a body of transformative visual arts that empower, educate, heal, advocate, and spark change. With pencil, pen or brush in hand, with arts experience or not, women are bringing curiosity, critical inquiry and vision to a spectrum of women's health issues, personal and collective. Guided by prompts, they tap innate imagery (literal and abstract) in order to resource themselves, work with, render anew, and evolve tough realities into imagined just futures.
Our arts-based advocacy programs are delivered with compassion and integrity at the intersection of wisdom arts and science. They integrate techniques from the imaginative, speculative, and ancient visualization arts, as well as the 'super power-based' comic arts. Programs are grounded in the neuroscience of arts and aesthetic experiences and evidence-based research.