June 25, 2011
I suffer from a mental illness, and I am on SSDI. After first recieving SSDI, I felt like a failure becuase I am no longer able to work. However, I have a creative spirit, and The Awakenings Project allowed me to channel that gift in an extremely posotive way. Once agian I had an identity, that was truer than any other I had possesed before. I am an artist, and Awakenings gave me an avenue to showcase, express, and help others with their creative works. Not to mention the friendships that have developed through the group!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
all areas of my life. Not just the creative side, but leadership, organizatio, and socially as well.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
distribute responsibilities among more members.
Volunteer & I organized, planned, and participated in fundraisers, poetry readings, and art shows.