Conversations with Kandos | 2021
Emma firmly believes that art is for everyone, and that everyone has an innate capacity to create art. Art encourages us to reflect on and share culture, mirroring what is important to individuals and communities, and creating relationships, connections, and shared experiences. Emma has a strong interest in the therapeutic benefits of engaging in artistic activities, particularly in her work with young people as a psychologist, since having a creative outlet is crucial for wellbeing. Emma expresses herself across a mix of performance-based disciplines, including acting, speaking and music, as well as writing both poetry and prose. She searches for, and aims to acknowledge, the artistic and creative in her every-day life. Involvement in art has helped Emma to foster friendships with like-minded people everywhere she has lived or travelled, bridging potential barriers, including language and cultural backgrounds.