The Benefits of Creativity While Experiencing Homelessness

German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet Bertolt Brecht once said, “art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” The practice of art is so common nowadays that it becomes easy to dismiss upon encounter, and the same goes with people experiencing homeless. What needs to be realized is that art does not have any set meaning by itself and it’s the artist who has complete control over what they want their audience to see, giving those who are unhoused a chance to take back autonomy over their lives.