When I was young I used to create art to escape from my reality. A difficult reality filled with anger, volatility and unpredictable situations. I was always so afraid and anxious about what was in store for me when I got home or woke up. Art, writing and music helped me feel free and even joyful. I felt that I could breathe and move and most importantly express myself using these tools.Read More
I have been grappling with what identity means to me and the many hats that make me ME! Labels get the best of us and I am no exception. It's almost like in order for me to be seen and heard, I must identify myself first. Hi, my name is Joan Jothi Saldanha and I am a South Asian Canadian woman, wife, mother, artist, entrepreneur. BUT WAIT! I am soooo much more than that! Why do I feel this deep need to fit in?!Read More
Today I share some of what I have been doing, what's ahead, but most importantly, this very moment in time!
I have been working very hard to align my artist/photography practice, facilitation/education, community building, womanhood, motherhood, partnerships, friendships, sisterhoods, spirituality, healing and evolution. Not an easy task!Read More