If you were sick, what would it mean to you to receive a small reminder that you are amazing and deserve the opportunity to live and laugh as much as possible? Everything right?
This is exactly what Healing Headbands Project is doing. This specialized project was developed to help children in hospitals feel better by combining laughter and art creating a foundation of joy for healing.
I was very lucky to be able to have an interview with Joanie Accolla, the Co-Founder and Creative Director for Healing Headbands Project, a non-profit organization that inspires others to develop a healing mindset by integrating laughter with art. Joanie is a living example of what can happen when creativity meets empathy. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a major in Interior Design from New York Institute of Technology and an Associate Degree in Exhibition Design from Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrated Nutrition(HHC) and has recently been certified as a Laughter Leader (CLL) through Steve Wilson’s World Laughter Tour. Currently, she teaches design at New York Institute of Technology.
After twenty years of experience in brand identity, both inside a house or inside the body, Joanie founded Growing into Health, a creative business and brand marketing organization that helps clients build healthy and meaningful connections between themselves and their environment. Enjoy the interview!