Mixed Media and Acrylic (2014) Being a self-taught artist, the idea of drawing the human body always has intimidated me. However, I used figures…Read More
Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-to-peer specialist, artist, author, speaker, award-winning health advocate, actress, and playwright eagerly sharing the lessons learned from trauma. In 2012, she wrote, directed, and starred in a one-woman musical about her life, Gutless & Grateful, earning rave reviews and accolades since its debut. Amy’s “beautiful detour” inspired her to create the #LoveMyDetour movement, a social media campaign inspiring people to flourish because of, rather than in spite of challenges. A recipient of the Great Comebacks Award, Amy has been featured in the Washington Post and On Being with Krista Tippet, and is a regular contributor for numerous publications including Elite Daily, The Mighty, Indie Chicks and Career Girl Daily. Her story has appeared on the TODAY Show and in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine. Determined to bridge the gap of communication between wellness resources on college campuses and students, Amy is currently touring college campuses with a program combining mental health advocacy, sexual assault awareness, and theatre.