Artist Honey Williams on mental health, facing misogynoir and her artistic inspirations

Date published: 19 Oct 2020

Posted by: Joe Pick

Artist Honey Williams leafing through sketchbook

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Young people involved in our Express Yourself project posed questions to brilliant Nottingham-based artist Honey Williams.

Honey describes herself as a Sonic and Visual Artist & Designer. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Singer. Her work explores decolonising beauty, identity, race, music and history.

In the film Honey speaks about her journey into the arts, her inspirations and barriers she has faced. She discusses how she addresses issues like fatphobia and misogynoir in her artwork. Honey also explains how important art is to her wellbeing.

We hope it encourages others to stay creative!

Thanks to Honey Williams for sharing her work. Thanks to Bill Newsinger for creating this film.

About Express Yourself

For over 10 years, our Express Yourself project has been helping 13-17 year olds learn new creative skills and feel good about themselves. The free courses are designed to build your confidence and self-esteem.

The project participants have come together to create a zine called ‘Colour in Creativity’.  They want to help other people their age to look after their mental health. The zine is especially relevant for those struggling during the pandemic. Read the zine.

This Express Yourself project was funded by Nottinghamshire County Council Local Improvement scheme and Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund.

Find out more

Honey William’s has a website and Etsy shop, You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Check them out to see more of her work – and follow her career and activism.