How to Paint Your Mind - Amelia Halls
When a paintbrush is more than just art. TEDxTeen opening music by Madijuwon.
Amelia uses art as a positive way of coping with her mental health. She has become known online for her paintings, particularly the ones she does on her skin. Struggling with anxiety and depression, she began turning to art at the age of thirteen as a coping mechanism. Since then, she has developed a distinct style and love of colour. In January, she painted Van Gogh's “Cafe Terrace At Night” on her thigh to stop herself from self-harming. She posted a tweet about it, which quickly went viral.
Amelia aims to spread positivity and hope to people struggling with mental illness, using art not only to help herself, but to also show it is possible to find a passion and something positive from the bad days.
Amelia is not afraid to speak out about mental health, working to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
She is currently studying Archaeology at the University of Manchester, and serves as both a PASS Leader and Student Ambassador.