Dr. Carola Salvi launched the exhibit "The Power of the Other Hand" in response to the stories of domestic violence shared with her by survivors. In this episode, we peel back the layers of these survivor experiences to reveal the raw emotions beneath the images, the artist, and the women portrayed on the canvas. Tackling some of the most challenging aspects of abuse such as the impact of non-fatal strangulation, the scars of physical violence, and the trauma resulting from power and control, our conversation slowly but surely illustrates that experiences of abuse, much like art, are never as simple as they seem, and very often can alter one's life forever.
Carola Salvi has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience. She is a Psychologist and Artist born in Bergamo (Italy), studied psychology in Milan, and in 2010 moved to Chicago to study at Northwestern University. In 2019 she joined the Psychiatry Department at the Dell Medical Hospital at the University of Texas at Austin. The exhibit, "The Power of the Other Hand", debuted at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas in 2022.