Rae Luskin a Chicago, artist, author and community activist. Rae received her BFA from Roosevelt University and an MA in Urban Planning from Loyola University. Rae is a true leader in using creative expression to nurture self worth, resilience, healing and social change. Known to many as the Healed Heart Expert, her clients say, “If you want to make peace with your past and stand in your power work with Rae. If you want loving support, inspiration and tools that will take you from feeling worthless or broken to owning your magnificence work with Rae. If you are tired of feeling nobody knows the true you, work with Rae and experience authentic, loving, rich relationships.”
Rae is a gifted artist and teacher. Her art work is featured in Shine the Light by Rachel Lev and can be found in numerous private collections. In 1999, she founded Art & Soul Connections which is dedicated to providing easy to follow creative experiential workshops and tools, for self-discovery, personal growth and healing. Rae has led various enrichment programs and creative retreats for schools, not-for profit foundations, professional organizations and social service agencies. Her clients have said “Rae takes the fear out of art. If you can use scissors, a glue stick and crayons you will be successful. We learned that the process is more important than the product.”
Always finding ways to balance her artistic side with her desire to improve the lives of women and children, Rae has been a community activist for the last 16 years with National Council of Jewish Women and J-CARES (Jewish Community, Abuse, Response, Education and Solutions). In January of 2010, she founded Survivor SOULutions to educate communities, empower survivors, and encourage those who love them, to end the “silent epidemic” of childhood sexual abuse. Sharing her personal story, art work and her innovative art and soul programs, she has changed the lives of hundreds. According to community partners, Rae is “passionate about her work as an advocate for healthy children and families. She is strong and articulate and can lead her cause. Her work has the potential to prevent abuse and broken hearts across the world.“
Rae published Art From My Heart,a creative self discovery journal in October, 2010. Rae believes,
“If we want to raise successful, resilient and happy children, we need to create opportunities for play, creativity and exploration. If we want to build character and confidence, we need to engage in experiences that cultivate communication, strengths and gifts. If we want children to be compassionate, respectful and generous then we need to model for them, how they can make a difference in the world.” Don’t be an observer in your child’s life; participate in a little Art From My Heart!