Before joining WLWC as a founding member, I was interested in becoming more involved in the west end of Louisville. Chenoweth Allen invited me to be part of a group of women who were coming together to apply for the Lots of Possibilities challenge, which is where I first met Ramona Lindsey, Robin Bray, Gwendolyn Kelly, and Elmer Lucille Allen. That project pushed me out of my comfort zone and expertise to design and help build the Peace Labyrinth…which is something I’m really proud of to this day.
Now, I enjoy spending time in the labyrinth pulling weeds from the path while listening to the birds and the cars drive by, and occasionally meeting neighbors when they walk over to learn more about the labyrinth.
I love the way WLWC takes a holistic, reflexive, arts-based approach to community building. We celebrate our individual strengths and step in to support each other where our gifts fall short. I’m committed to WLWC and helping it grow for generations to come.
Beth Henson is a Louisville artist, co-founder of posSOUPbility, and a credentialed art therapist/clinical counselor who has spent the last four years working for Seven Counties providing in-home counseling services, in partnership with Healthy Start Program, to new mothers in the West End and to young children and their families. She is currently employed as a therapist with the Kentucky Department of Corrections and has witnessed the crippling effects of violent crime on individuals and communities and believes in the power of art to help both heal.