The Experience of Being Empowered
Phenomenological art created by psychology students at the University of West Georgia (Explorations into Creativity class with Dr. Nisha Gupta, Spring 2020)
The lived experience of being empowered is a process that begins with wanting a superpower or a vision to come into fruition (like the vision for this painting). Being empowered means experiencing doubts–being skeptical that what seems impossible is possible, and struggling with feelings of discouragement. Being empowered means asking for your desires and gathering your supplies to make them happen. Being empowered means believing in the process, beginning to see your vision coming into reality, and letting go of previous expectations to admire what’s in front of you. Being empowered means receiving what is yours: turning dreams into reality (like this finished painting!), and feeling proud because your doubts did not obstruct your hidden talents.