So Free Art Podcast Episode 21 - Virtual Reality, Healing and Lucid Dreaming, with Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson

21 – VIRTUAL REALITY, HEALING AND LUCID DREAMING

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“SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING,

TO REALISE WHAT YOU REALLY WANT.

– Sophie Lawson

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