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Art by Morgan McGill

Title: When Women Come Together

Medium: Pen on paper

Follow the artist on Instagram @morganemcgill01

About the Artist

What does art mean to you? How does art heal?

Art means freedom, expression, and critical thinking to me. Art is the reason I have been able to expand my mind to believe different things than what I was taught growing up, have greater empathy for others and feel I can bring my whole self to the table. Art heals the places in us that are cynical and ungrateful by presenting new points of view and expanding the vocabulary of all the things we feel inside but never have the words to say. In this way, it brings us together in community, showing us that we all have scars, lumps, and bruises and giving us a greater understanding of each others’ stories.