How do we define and create spaces of emotional freedom?

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How do we define and create spaces of emotional freedom?

Angelo Castiglioni, 28

My entry explores the subtle slippage of romantic relationships into states of false consciousness with regards to psychological freedoms. It examines frameworks of existential choice while being embedded in the reflective, often self-directed, nature of helping others process the past or build a viable future.

This is an important subject because it helps in part navigate the current rhetoric around self-care and altruism. It is also important because it examines an under-discussed and nuanced aspect of women claiming space within a loving relationship as their partners struggle (with good intentions) to "provide" them that space. In a sense this piece is directed towards men to encourage consideration of how this space comes into being and is facilitated.

The John Byrne Award