About the Author
Elka Kazmierczak is a semiotician, printmaker, book designer, and survivor of abuse. Former head of Illustration Program at SUNY Buffalo. She teaches at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and volunteers as Founding Director of Art for Empowerment program at The Women's Center (Carbondale, IL). She teaches Art for Empowerment courses to professionals in education, art education, counseling, and social, mental, and health services.