Erica Birch

 Erica Birch came to H*Art Gallery through Partnership for Children & Families. She is a survivor of physical abuse and emotional trauma, from a person who even tried to rob her of her creative outlets. “He took what I loved and what brought me joy and destroyed it…” However, she chooses to focus on the light within herself to move forward. Her words say it best, “Despite all that has happened, I choose not to focus on the ugly. Instead, I choose to take all that has been broken, and taken from me, and I have decided to sculpt a new soul journey. I choose to rise from the ashes. I choose to create not just new creative writing and paintings, but I am choosing to take a new path back into the healing light of my loves, and artistic passions. I choose to flourish. Thank you for supporting my journey.”