FOTO – SEA LIDO URUNGA NSW AUST 2012
The “Hello My Name Is…” Project is a not-for-profit community outreach program sponsored by The Asheville Area Arts Council*. Through this project we are building awareness that people do achieve and sustain recovery from alcohol, drugs, mental health, and other life challenges. Not only does recovery change the life of the individual, it also has a positive impact their family, on our community as well as society as a whole.Why This ProjectAddiction is often filled with shame and discrimination…Even in recovery many of us still struggle with these same issues. Having been in recovery for more than two and a half years, I still experience difficulty at times being open and honest about it with people outside the recovery community. If we are only as sick as our secrets ~ why is recovery my biggest secret. How joyous, happy and free can I expect to be when harboring anything that I would not willingly tell another person. It is my hope that through the Hello My Name is…project that those that choose to, will find the strength and courage to step outside the rooms and break free fromthe lingering social stigma of addiction.
Source: hmni | The Artist
An examination of inebriety from a wide range of angles: although that caused by alcohol is the main focus, he also explores use of opium (popular at the time), tobacco, nitrous oxide, and also other various poisons, such as hemlock, bangue (cannabis), foxglove and nightshade.