Community, Mental Health, and Loss
August 17, September 14, October 5
Our new program, Consider This, kicks off with a free discussion on community, mental health, and loss, featuring storyteller Lemyaa Nag and artist Tyleigh White.
Consider This is a community initiative that uses storytelling and visual art to foster discussions on resilience, inspiring us to think, feel, remember, imagine, and relate to the lives of fellow Mainers.
The Good Medicine Collective is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reimagine and reclaim whole health for our community. They aim to make holistic experiences inviting and affordable to everybody and work to amplify accessibility to marginalized communities. Good Medicine does this by working with a network of health providers, providing access to healthy foods through their wellness café in partnership with LB Kitchen West, working with partners to run a variety of programs and movement based activities from their community studio space, and offering hydrotherapy for healing. Consider This will provide opportunities for the Portland community to share stories of loss, mental health, and community.
“My name is Lemyaa Nag and I am 18 years old. I am currently studying social work at Southern Maine Community College with the hopes of one day becoming a school counselor. Before my fathers passing, he asked me ‘how would you like to leave your mark on the world?’ I have always had a passion for helping others and working to answer my fathers question has challenged me to think deeply about my identity and who I want to be…developing strong relationships and the unity of my community is the foundation of everything I do.”
“My name is Tyleigh White and I am an artist from Portland, Maine. My passion for art and refining my artistic skills started from a young age. I want to share my art with people, and hope to share meaningful messages through it. I attend Portland High School and have previously been involved with A Company of Girls, creating art and theater within the community. Currently, I am an intern with Cultivating Community, working in local gardens, teaching children, and providing fresh veggies to the elderly.”