‘Collective Feeling’… Ananya on Artwork and Mental Health

Bruner once said, “Stories become transformative only in their performance” This week, we are in conversation with Ananya Broker Parekh who calls herself a “freelance illustrator, a picture-maker and a storyteller.” In this conversation, she lets us into some of her profound, yet accessible storytelling through her artwork around mental health and what moves her…

Picture books as a scaffold for externalisation

Picture books can serve as a wonderful way to externalise problems, not only for children but adults too. The illustrated stories help readers of every age, understand, explore and even encourage them to talk about the worries, and sadness around them. Many narrative practitioners use picture books for externalising problems  in their work with children,…