Join Athena Project as we highlight the work of an artist each week who has been able to shift her business to still engage with the community and possibly even pay her bills.  Then, we shift the conversation to the reality of how hard this all is to cope with. While this is not an official mental health support group, Athena Project wishes to create space for artists to empathize with each other and share resources.  There is much coming out online about where to go for help but it can be overwhelming. This space is meant to give folks a chance to vent and connect. And perhaps by sharing in this way (even if it means screaming THIS SUUUUUCCCCKKKKKKKSSS!!!) everyone will feel a bit better about the state of our world and ourselves.

Our co-facilitators will be Angela Astle of Athena Project and Dr. Rohini Gupta, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Denver.  This is a FREE event, but donations are always welcome at https://athenaprojectarts.org/get-involved/donate/.

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Angela Astle

Angela Astle is the proud creator and Executive Producer of Athena Project, the Denver based nonprofit whose mission is to empower women in the arts. Founded in 2012, Athena Project Programs include our Artists’ Night Out which connects our community in an open mic type forum allowing artists to give and receive feedback on projects as well as hold space for conversations around the unique challenges of being an artist. The organization has grown to include summer art camps for girls in 6th-10th grade, and numerous invitations to provide programming (Curating Art for Impact) for some of Denver’s most respected organizations such as TEDx, The Women’s Foundation, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, among others.

Dr. Rohini Gupta

Dr. Rohini Gupta is a Clinical Psychologist and a core faculty member at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology, International Disaster Psychology Program. Rohini co-founded the Colorado Resilience Collaborative, a community-based initiative aimed at addressing Identity-based violence due to radicalization and discrimination. She is also the Director of the Trauma & Disaster Recovery Clinic, a training clinic that provides mental health services to those who have experienced adversity and trauma.