"The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a mountain in Colombia and around it, the indigenous populations Arhuaco, Wiwa, Kogi, and Kankuamo live on its slopes. This place is also considered the heart of the world and its land is sacred. I stayed with the Aruhacos in the Sierra Nevada during a moment in my life where anxiety and mood swings were overtaking my life and felt I was losing who I was.
Being in contact with nature, allowing myself to go back to my roots improved my mental health and as I was there, I felt truly myself for the first time after many years." See more of Alessia's work on instagram #anxiety #arttherapy #nature