For much of her childhood, RyAnn Watson has been hospitalized for excruciating flare-ups of sickle cell disease. Now 16, she takes refuge from her pain in an art studio at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. On a recent Friday, she was sketching the sandstone towers of the Smithsonian castle with a burnt-red coloring pen, under the watch of her therapist, Tracy Councill.
"Political Support Divides Art Therapists" is from the February 13, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Catherine Saint Louis and narrated by Kristi Burns.