Category: Art

Teresa Pocock at Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, Aug 10-12, 2018

Outsider Artist uses magic markers to highlight her human rights and need for social inclusion Vancouver – “I am a self-advocate. And I speak up!” Artist Teresa Pocock uses her art and poetry to express her unique worldview— and to

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A Pretty Amazing Story in Megaphone Magazine

By Franke James for Megaphone Magazine Photo of Teresa Pocock by Zack Embree “Freedom” describes Teresa Pocock’s awakening as an artist and poet in the Downtown Eastside. When she draws, she is free. There is no filter. She doesn’t second

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Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside

Where to buy Teresa Pocock’s book. Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside is available on: Amazon.com (Pretty Amazing) Kindle (Pretty Amazing) Apple iBook (Pretty Amazing) Amazon.ca (Pretty Amazing) Book Description: What does Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside look

Book Launch: Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside

“I am alive! I am reborn in Gastown!” says author and artist Teresa Pocock. Teresa is defying the “health care system” that wrongly labelled her “incapable” two years ago when she lived in Ontario. In 2016, Teresa Pocock won a

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Artist with Down syndrome written off as ‘incapable’ blooms in the Downtown Eastside

Republished under license from Postmedia CHERYL CHAN Published on: June 29, 2016 Barely three years ago, Teresa Pocock was written off as “incapable” and banished to an old-age care home to live out the rest of her life in an

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“I Am Alive” by Teresa Pocock

“I Am Alive” is the opening poem from Teresa’s new book, Pretty Amazing. It packs added punch when you know, that just a few years ago, her future was written off. But now Teresa has been “reborn” in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. And

Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside

Read all about Teresa’s Pretty Amazing book launch which took place at Gallery Gachet on June 29, 2016. BOOK DESCRIPTION – Pretty Amazing: How I Found Myself in the Downtown Eastside What does Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside look like through the eyes of an