Wrinkly Brains
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Wrinkly Brains

The Physical Athleticism of Violin Playing, and Music’s Effect on Mental Health

I was never an athletic child. During gym class, I always got picked last for the kickball team. On the playground, I played games of Tag spending the entire time as “It.” I looked at athletic kids like deities with supernatural powers. Athleticism represented heroism and strength.




“Wrinkly Brains” celebrates the unique insights of the neurodivergent and those experiencing alternative mental states. We call ourselves “Wrinkly Brains” because wrinkles in the brain allow for neurons to be packed in a smaller space, allowing for greater intelligence.

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Neesa Sunar

Neesa Sunar

Neesa Sunar is an LMSW from Queens, NY. She is a mental health disability advocate, and a writer of essays and poetry. She is also a violist and songwriter.

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