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Art and awe as healing
For artist Jennifer Allison, everyday sounds can be overwhelming, certain clothes feel like rubbing against a cactus, and the number four is always royal blue. Allison suffers from a neurological condition called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), which causes her brain to react to stimuli in illogical and sometimes painful ways. Through her wild, yet intimate life story, Allison shares her attempts to cope with SPD, and how rediscovering art saved her life and transformed her world "from pain and chaos to mesmerizing awe and wonder."