Yanela Lázara Rosabalela

2023 – Creative Passion – Cuba

At the time I joined the ‘Creative Passion’ course, I was going through a very complicated situation in my life. I had fears, insecurities and more over I had been let down by important people. 

Actually,  I can honestly say that this course has changed my life for the better for several reasons.

The course,  through art, has healed my inner fears, and channeled my insecurities with movement exercises and meeting others. 

Secondly, I met beautiful people who I feel are now part of me, and I am part of them.

Thirdly, I was able to learn about the multiple connotations of identity and how it can be a symptom of integration and disintegration at the simultaneously. 

Fourthly, I was able to see life with different eyes, that is, with optimism and hope for a better future.

 This opportunity gave me back the desire to dream, and to believe in the process of change and transformation in a collective way, and also as an individual. 

If I had to highlight something unique and extraordinary about this course, it is the possibility it offers to the participants to be themselves, without fear of being judged, rejected or offended by others.  It is a space of not only creative freedom, but also cultural, identity and artistic freedom. This makes it possible that at the end of this wonderful time together, I felt like a student and a teacher at every stage of the process, because I learned from everyone and I feel that my classmates also learned from me. My perceptions of beauty today are less demanding and more just. Moreover beauty lies in the ability to accept, even in the midst of diversity, the sublimity of being authentic.

Yanela Lázara Rosabalela
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