Hannah Glenn, a doctoral student in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology, was awarded “Best in Show” in UW–Madison’s 2021 Digital Salon showcase.
Glenn submitted her rapidly growing Instagram account (@bipoc_mentalhealth) that shares mental health information targeted at BIPOC communities.
Glenn said in her artist’s statement that her clinical interests encompass “providing culturally competent psychotherapy for BIPOC college students from low-income backgrounds.”
“In this work, I have discovered that because there are structural and systemic barriers to psychotherapy, mental healthcare, and mental health professionals, many individuals are turning to the internet to learn about mental health and mental illness,” Glenn explained. “I wanted to create a social media profile that shares evidence-based information on psychology for the individuals who have began their journey into making sense of their own experiences.”
The Digital Salon is an online collection of new media projects by UW–Madison undergraduate and graduate students showcasing artistic and research-based projects that take digital form or rely heavily on digital technology in the production process.
Work includes videos, animations, graphic novels/essays, websites, blogs, podcasts, multimedia installations, infographics, posters, and more.
This year’s projects are showcased in an online exhibition.