“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
Self-Care With Writers
The news article that changes the course of history. The film that gathers fans around the world. The policies and laws that bind a nation. When we surrender ourselves to the power of the written word we, as writers, shape lives. But what if we get in our own way? What if we can’t hear our true voice because we are stuck, fearful, and even self-destructive? How much time, how many pages have we lost because we haven’t found proper care for our creative tool?
Self-Care With Writers is an interdisciplinary project to archive and share writers’ experiences with self-care and mental health, how these issues influence their writing, and ways to improve their quality of life. There will also be interviews with experts in fields that relate to self-care in order to provide resources for our self-improvement. By providing a wide array of stories, research, and self-care alternatives, artists are encouraged to educate themselves and experiment with their self-care practice based on what resonates with them.
In order to write more, write well, and write to heal this world, let’s begin by healing ourselves.
Robert Kuang is an artist, mental health advocate, and founder of Self-Care With Writers. He believes that by accepting the tools at our disposal to improve our own quality of life, greater initiatives, policies, and possibilities will emerge around the world. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic Writing.