On the weekend in Wentworth Falls I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at an art exhibition entitled Fractured Fairytales, featuring photographic works of local artist Livonne Larkins.
Livonne is a storyteller. Through the adaptation of fairytales she explores her childhood and the impact of extreme trauma. From early childhood into her adulthood and motherhood, Livonne endured much abuse and tragedy.
Art has been her safe haven, enabling her to work through the challenges in her life. The opening night showed this brave woman as a much loved mother and grandmother, greatly admired by her family, artist peers and her community.
I am honoured to have been a small part of providing some necessary support for her healing.
Stand strong and proud, Livonne!
You are a champion and a survivor.