The Sande Society is a fellowship of women found in West African cultures, which aims at preparing girls for adulthood. 
I wanted to share this article with you because it discusses healing through artwork. Overcoming depression and sexual trauma.
I found this video about the Black Madonna and how to read the image as an icon. This is very helpful in my studies. There is definitely more to be discussed about the icon and one day I will have the opportunity to carry on the conversation and research of the iconic image.