The Haunting of Callayosa: Rape Is Real

Halloween – the haunting time.  A day for costumes, to be anything one wishes to be if only for a few hours, a day for cuteness, scary movies, candy, pumpkin carving, haunted houses and memory making.Growing up I secretly resented … Continue reading

To Those Who Wish Me Silent

Thinking about the stigma that surrounds the concept of survivorship and the timeline of healing that those unaffected by trauma and sometimes, even those who have been, place on our shoulders. A number of thoughts came to mind and I … Continue reading

3 LESSONS FROM A HEALTH CRISIS

  I have long believed that struggle teaches us things – that when we are broken and vulnerable, that is when we are more receptive to hearing our soul’s voice. So it has been with me over the past several … Continue reading

SICK LITTLE B*#ch! One-upmanship of Illness

Competition and comparison are cornerstones of human experience. Everywhere you look, there is a keeping up with Jones’ or Kardashian’s mentality. From fashion to music to makeup to diet to crappy lifestyle choices, society feels the need to be as … Continue reading

The World We Create – New! Painting in Progress

What lies within you?  Fire? Water? An alternate universe?  The sea?  So much lies within:  heart, soul, mind, emotion, nerves, breath and love. This painting seeks to encapsulate through line and color what lies within. Painting is a new creative … Continue reading

July Artist of the Arboretum

    Paulissa Eliana Kipp July 2014 Artist of the Arboretum       Paulissa Eliana Kipp,is a creative brave heart and truth prospector revealing the beautiful, the curious and the often overlooked. Paulissa lives in Omaha, NE with her … Continue reading

I Am From: Surviving Trauma and Becoming A Phoenix

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the Success, Hopes and Dreams 2014 Nebraska Statewide Behavioral Health Conference.  As part of the advocacy I do with the Truth Leadership Council of the Domestic Violence Council, I offered the opportunity … Continue reading

Peer Support Training Didn’t Make Me An “Expert”

    It has been a while since I’ve posted here, so it seems appropriate to update and see what all of you have been up to, as well as to provide an explanation for what I’ve been doing.  As … Continue reading

Building Character: Journal 52

Another week, another adventure!  I am participating in Chelle Stein’s Journal 52 project on Facebook.  Each week a different prompt is given and each participant creates an art journal page that corresponds with the prompt.  So much beautiful work is … Continue reading

He’s A Sophisticat: Journal 52

What makes you smile?  Have you stopped to consider that question?  For me, living in a city that has a vibrant arts scene, strong community and urban landscape (Omaha, Nebraska) makes me smile.  Animals make me smile as well, especially … Continue reading