During the month of April 2023, which is #sexualassaultawarenessmonth and #childabusepreventionmonth, we will feature original works created for the 1 in 3 Foundation by artist Paige Cary. Paige’s art will be a part of our “Your Voice Matters” Program, encouraging other survivors to speak up and out. Her poems and short stories will be displayed on our blog once a week during April at www.1in3foundation.org.

Artist Paige Cary

Meet Paige Cary, the Philadelphia-based artist who discovered her love for storytelling at the young age of ten when she first stepped into an acting class. As she grew into her teenage years, Paige found herself with a journal in hand, capturing the free-flowing thoughts that came to her mind. Though acting was her passion, writing became an inseparable part of her creative soul.This unrelenting drive to express herself led Paige to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from the prestigious AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City and Los Angeles. However, after graduation, Paige realized that she needed to focus on her mental health and took a step back to heal from her past experiences.During this introspective period, Paige poured her heart and soul into writing and found solace in her debut poetry book, “A Paige in My Diary”. The book is a collection of powerful and poignant poetry that aims to spark conversations on taboo topics that people feel too ashamed to discuss.Paige believes that her creative mind is her most significant asset and strives to use her experiences to inspire and guide others to find their own voice. She is currently working on her second collection of poetry and her first fiction novel, all while pursuing her dreams of being an actress.As the years push forward, Paige looks forward to what the future holds for her as an artist, confident that her creative gifts will continue to expand and make a positive difference in the world.

TW/CW: Some poems may make mentionof sexual trauma and could be triggering for readers.