The Healing Power of Creativity

How creative outlets such as art and writing have helped me cope with difficult things such as Dermatomyositis. 1 min


I’ve been creating for as long as I can remember. I would create complex storylines, characters, and unique worlds. Art and writing are things that have always been a comfort to me, a therapy, and not just that but something innate in my soul that needs to be expressed. It’s helped me through struggles with being bullied growing up, my frustration with math classes throughout my school career, hard times that would arise, my fears about the future, and these past 7 years it has been very healing with my battles with Dermatomyositis.


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McKenna Telke

Hi! I am an artist, graphic designer, illustrator, and aspiring author. I was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis this year in February after being misdiagnosed with Lupus for 7 years during my senior year of high school. I hope to use my creative gifts to help uplift, inspire, as well a promote awareness for the disease.

You can check me out at my website:

I am also on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Minds, and Artfol: @mckennamae27


    1. I am so glad to hear that you were inspired by my article. I hope that you may find yourself on a creative journey yourself as well. And I am so glad that you enjoyed my artwork. 😄❤️