Is Trauma A Prerequisite For Creativity?

An exploration for mental health awareness month on why the idea of the tortured artist is problematic. However, creativity is vital to healing trauma.

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Details of famous artists traumatic events that shape their work including details of emotional and physical traumas, suicide, medical diagnosis terms



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We are autistic members of the disability community and hold various mental health diagnoses. We are advocates for social justice, writers and scholars of life.