Healing Art

A life without art is a life without awe, which is no life at all.

To Jennifer Allison, art isn’t just a hobby or career. It really isn’t even a choice. To her, art is like air: She needs it to survive.

Jennifer has sensory processing disorder. That means sounds, textures and visual details are over-amplified, with equal levels of intensity. This disorder used to make her feel out of touch with society – until she discovered the healing power of painting.

Jennifer takes the stage at TED@UPS to explain the beauty behind life-changing doses of awe.

Jennifer Allison is the Manager of User Experience Design at UPS.

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