Watch First Lady Michelle Obama share her thoughts on the power of the arts. It was submitted as part of the the National Endowment for the Arts 50th anniversary Tell Us Your Art Story series. You’ll hear how, as a child, when she was feeling anxious, bored, or lonely she would “write, and write, and write…”
Eileen Rockefeller, author, public speaker, and venture philanthropist talks to the Foundation of Art & Healing about the importance of healing in the community. When we come together, she says, we can “turn from the place of isolation to one of belonging.”
The celebrated poet Edward Hirsch talks to the Foundation of Art about the connective power of language and poetry. “Poetry is the social act of a solitary person,” he says. The act of writing and reading poetry, he suggests, helps alleviate loneliness even when when we are physically isolated.
“We are all alone in our own way,” Tali Lennox, the artist, model, and actress tells the Foundation of Art & Healing. Lennox talks about her lifelong journey towards sketching and painting as healing and connective. “With art,” she says, “You’re allowed to express how you’re feeling without thinking of the judgment of others.”
Watch as The Foundation of Art & Healing Founder and President Jeremy Nobel addresses a question at the heart of The UnLoneliness Project: “Are there some simple things we can do to separate the idea of loneliness from the very related, but very different idea of being alone?”