“Creativity comes from a desire to express the true self.”—Gloria Steinem
Too often, art has been insulated, considered and written about as precious—something only official artists do. In her book ‘Revolution From Within’ Gloria Steinem notes that “most art in the world does not have a capital ‘A’, but is a way of turning everyday objects into personal expressions.”
And she cautions that neglecting to use our human capacities, out of fear or shame, “leaves a small hole in the fabric of our self-esteem. Think of the times you have said, ‘I can’t write’, ‘I can’t paint’… Since this was not literally true, you were really saying: ‘I can't meet some outside standard. I’m not acceptable as I am."