#hope #resilience #light

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Immersive exhibition experience for anyone who needs to know: better days will always come 🕯️

Natalie Smithson is creating a playful opportunity to peer into the hidden corners of your soul, pause in a moment of reflection, and find inner strength on a deeply personal journey towards hope, resilience and light

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You can join me for the ride since I’ll be working out loud, documenting the journey on my blog, where I’ll be writing like nobody’s reading, and creating like I’ve never been pulled apart.

Allthefeels ❤️‍🔥

For ten years, this grub of an idea has lived inside my head, making itself at home, feeding on the feasts and famines of my life. Until one day, it grew so big, it took up all the space in my mind and I couldn’t ignore it any longer.

I’ve been trying to figure out how I teach a child something that’s taken me 40 years to learn. How could I show them they have everything they need inside them to tackle anything life ever throws at them? It’s a big question, but it feels like I’ve wrangled my way through enough emotional challenges to confidently say, better days will always come. If you’re still here, you’re not done yet…

For an art and tech-lover like me, an immersive exhibition experience opens up all kinds of new and exciting ways to get my idea across.

  • Immersive: Because I want each visitor to be fully immersed with their own thoughts and feelings.
  • An exhibition: Because art gives us all a special way to express ourselves freely ― it’s a gift.
  • An experience: Because I hope people come away from the exhibition feeling positively affected in some way, no matter how small.

Here’s how I got started

Here’s where I thought I’d failed

Here’s where I’m up to today

More about Nat

Natalie Smithson looks directly into the camera

I’ve shed my skin many times, working for the past decade as a copywriter and for a few years now in conversational AI. Previous lives include wildlife photography and anthrozoology ― more on that soon.

For now, you can find me on LinkedIn (or on the X fence deciding if I should stay or go).