Therapeutic Arts IG

Therapeutic Arts promotes artistic expression as a means for developing empathy, collaboration, and resilience in the field of medicine. Medical students, healthcare workers, and members of the community are encouraged to share their experiences through writing, poetry, and visual art. We aim to empower everyone affected by illness to create and share their stories as a mode of healing.

Our group aims to collaborate with artistic and medical organizations to introduce art as a lens for experiencing healthcare. We will use events such as poetry workshops, panels, voice drives, and zine-making sessions to create a welcoming space for our community to actively reflect on their experiences in medicine. We will also provide opportunities to publish work created during these sessions in associated blogs, journals, newspapers and podcasts. We value vulnerability and autonomy, and will strive to ensure that these conversations are conducted in a safe space.

Student leaders: Meher Rakkar, Erik Garber, Nick Groth, & Daniel Oheb
Faculty advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Fehsenfeld