WHERE ART MEETS MAGICK MEETS HEALING
MORE ABOUT A HEART THAT COMES TRUE
I am a queer feminist artist residing in the magickal city of Salem, MA. My work is guided by feminist activism and how it intersects and explores social justice in the form of reclaiming lived experiences, storytelling, and healing art making.
I believe creativity is a necessary and critical aspect of understanding who we are and how we respond to the world around us. Creativity is healing and can provide outlets for processing emotions, past events, and current anxieties. Creativity allows us to fully understand ourselves and how our identities intersect with each other and with the larger world around us. We are all creative and there is no ONE way to be creative. From making zines to cosmic smashbooking, all of my work focuses on healing and reclaiming our own power.
I'd love to work with you and bring the healing power of art and creativity into your world. I can work with kids to seniors in a workshop setting to a classroom.
Whatever you are thinking, we can make it work.
I offer tailored zine and art workshops based on your unique needs. To chat about what you are looking for, send me an email at aheartthatcomestrue.com
Let's make some magick!
EXPRESSIVE ARTS JOURNALING
Starting at $65
Are you interested in unlocking your inner magick? Do you have a desire to be creative but no idea what outlet to channel your art through? Expressive Art Journaling is for you! One method I use, Cosmic Smashbooking is a mashup of intentional creativity and art journaling. The goal is to heal what needs to be healed in order for you to create the art you want to create. I am a certified Cosmic Smashbooker and can tailor sessions to what you need.
Your art is not delicate and through Cosmic Smashbooking you will learn to let go of perfection and outside expectations to embrace your inner magick and wisdom.
You are creative!
Starting at $65
Zines are handmade paper publications for sharing stories/personal narratives that are not represented in mainstream media. They are self-published (the creator writes, edits, and publishes) with a DIY ethos and are anti-capitalist.
I offer zine workshops that are tailored to your specific needs and interests. I can do hands-on, creative sessions, informational and instructional talks, zine readings, and themed programs.
My workshops are for all ages and levels. No experience is needed to attend my zine workshops! Even if you are a seasoned zinester, I think you will find something interesting and fun to learn. If you have a specific zine workshop in mind, I'd love to hear from you.
The types of workshops I usually do involve mini-zines, collage zines, activist/social justice zines, LGBTQ+ zines, zines for young girls, zines for kids, art zines, and zines for adults.
Starting at $65
I'd love to talk to you about zines! I have given presentations at academic conferences, public libraries, nonprofits, retail stores, and organizations. I am a research and instruction librarian and incorporate zines in a variety of classes ranging from biology, sociology, healthcare studies, and english.
If you are interested in zines and want to know more, I can present on the following topics:
*the history of zines
*zines as primary resources in research
*zines as counter-narratives
*zines in a time of protest
*zines as radical healing
*zines as storytelling
*zines as a form of publication
COLLAGE PAPER MAKING
Starting at $65
There is nothing more rewarding than making your own collage paper! In this workshop I will teach a variety of techniques so that folx walk away with different ways to make their own collage paper to use in mixed media, art journals, or letter writing.
All of the proceeds earned here will go to my nonprofit foundation, A Heart That Comes True. I started the foundation in 2016 in memory of my niece, Elise, who took her own life on December 31, 2015. The foundation aims to help young LGBTQ+ people overcome suicidal thoughts and depression through donations, fundraisers, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and zine workshops.
For transparency, here are some of the places/causes I have made donations to in the last 6 months:
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Southern Poverty Law Center
Valley Youth House
I define zines as a handmade paper publication for sharing stories/personal narratives that aren't represented in mainstream media.
My zines focus on activism, feminism, suicide awareness and prevention, and body politics.
WHEREVER YOU ARE, I CAN BE!
The work I do is mobile. From zines to cosmic smashbooking, I can lead workshops wherever you are.
Let's plan something together!