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Resilience After Isolation: The Restorative Power of Creative Activity

An oil pastel portrait with muted colors depicting a middle-aged African American woman wearing a light blue blouse against a dark black background, created by the author. The expression on the woman’s face is rapturous with resilience, eyes tightly closed, mouth open and her bright white teeth displayed in a shout, as her right hand waves upraised in a blur of movement.
“Resilience.” Artwork and photo by James H. Rolling, Jr.

One of the lessons I’ve learned in 2021 is that to move forward, sometimes I must echo the shape I once held. Every human life holds a place in relation to one another. We each have a sentient and spiritual presence that shapes us — that makes us identifiable and valued in the world. Yet if we’re being honest with ourselves, during the novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020

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James Haywood Rolling Jr

James Haywood Rolling Jr

Creativity Educator | Artist | Antiracist | Counter-narrative Crusader | Rebel with a Cause | Author, “Growing Up Ugly” available @ https://tinyurl.com/4zs6de28