Many survivors of interpersonal violence find healing and recovery through grounding practices of mindfulness and artistic expression. This year, we offered the opportunity for any NC State student, faculty or staff who has experienced interpersonal violence to create an original “coloring–book” design that represents words, phrases or imagery that helped in their individual healing and recovery.
We hope that you find the coloring book inspiring as well as therapeutic as you continue your journey of healing.Download the Colors of Healing
If you have enjoyed The Colors of Healing, and wish to continue to show your support for student Survivors at NC State, please consider donating $5, or a gift of your choosing, directly to the NC State Women’s Center Survivor Fund. One hundred percent of all funding goes directly to NC State student survivors.
Submit an original design for the second edition of "The Colors of Healing"
Submissions will be reviewed by Women’s Center staff to be included in the second edition of NC State Women’s Center Coloring book titled, “The Colors of Healing: Designs for Survivors by Survivors.”
- Any member of the NC State Community who has experienced or been impacted by any form of interpersonal violence are invited to contribute
- You do not have to identify with the label “survivor” to contribute
- Secondary survivors (often friends, family members or close loved ones of a survivor who experience secondary trauma) are welcome to submit designs
- Participants are encouraged to submit designs that represent your experience and/or identity, and designs should affirm and support all survivors inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, racial identities, national origins, and lived experiences
- Submissions should include imagery that represents healing, growth, strength, empowerment
- Designs can include words, phrases, quotes or affirmations that promote healing, growth, strength or empowerment and (If quotes or poems are used please identify the author)
- Quotes or phrases can be submitted in any language (If text is not in English, please provide English translation in submission)
- Designs should be black and white line drawings and able to be colored
- Submissions can be created on 8.5×11 paper, or using template at go.ncsu.edu/dvam-coloringtemplate
- Designs can be created digitally, or hand drawn and scanned.
- If you need additional support to scan or submit your design, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Designs will be printed vertically
- Individuals may submit up to 3 designs
All submissions are anonymous and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The final book will be available to download and print as a PDF by the campus community in Spring 2022.Submit your design