In Cameroon, an NGO called RENATA (Reseau National des Associations des Tantines)
encourages women and girls who have experienced violence to use art therapy in their healing process.
These are just a few of the works of art that I had the privilege of seeing when I visited the RENATA office in Yaounde.
While I found these works of art profoundly sad,
I also saw them as bold statements of empowerment by the survivors who painted them.
And so, while these works of art may never hang in a gallery, to me they are inspirational.
This post is a response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art. Click on the link to see more responses.