Surviving Domestic Violence and the Journey into Healing, an autobiographical book of art & poetry by Meghan Spiro
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One in four women have been a victim of severe physical violence with intimate partner in their lifetime, and I am one of them. For years, I spent my life in silence about the abuse, as it happened and in my attempts to recover. I found myself ill-equipped to handle my PTSD, my addictions, and my self-loathing. It wasn’t until I signed up to write this story and manifest these self-portraits that I actually began my deeper healing, transmuting my suffering into wisdom and my loathing into love. These poems and artwork are my truth that I bare to all who have suffered in silence over their abuse. It’s time to face our shadows in full honesty and rise above our pain in full embrace of our totality so that we may finally live without fear and full of love.
This is an ongoing art series that I’m currently developing into a book. Below is the artwork that was in my solo show at BAU Gallery in October 2019.
PAST ART SHOWS
Solo Show at BAU Gallery, curated by Russ Ritell
October 12th – November 3rd 2019
Cycles at Catalyst Gallery (group show)
“My Moon” photograph and poetry was featured in the “Cycles” show at Catalyst Gallery February 2019 in Beacon, NY.
Natural Selection at BAU Gallery (group show)
“Stubborn Resilience” (photo transfer on white marble with gold leaf) from this series was presented and sold at BAU Gallery in Beacon, NY December 2018.