A Tuesday night in a beautiful women-led space, xixi [she-she]. Everyone gathered to create a painting that expressed what they want. After a discussion about the power of self-love, self-kindness, and how much art can play into new habits of loving who we are, it was time to paint. Acrylic paints on stretched canvas, with inspiring words, phrases — these are called affirmations. More of what we want. More of how we want to feel about ourselves. Painters shared why they chose their colors, images and words, and what it felt like to create hopeful art together. We passed around a heart-shaped mirror and spoke loving words to ourselves. Powerful!