Guest Blogger: Writer & Artist Emily Sturgill

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Emily H. Sturgill was born in Detroit Michigan, but she was raised in Royal Oak Michigan. From a very young age Emily started drawing. Her other interests were writing poetry, reading and listening to music. In Fall 2006, she began the College of Education: Art Education & Art Therapy program also at Wayne State. In May 2012 Emily obtained her M.Ed in Art Education with a core focus in Art Education. During her time in the program, she had the opportunity in practicum to co-led a children’s workshop. She also did an internship with the Activities Director at HCR Manorcare Georgian Heartland East in Grosse Pointe, MI. Her final internship she was able to arrange through contacts at Macomb Community Mental Health and her Art Therapy Advisor Dr. Holly Feen. This internship was at a dual diagnosis clubhouse for those with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. She has both a…

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