Art of Resilience

Hussein Al-Baiaty

Art of Resilience: The Refugee State of Mind shares the refugee heritage, life, and art of Hussein Al-Baiaty. A graphic designer by trade, Hussein uses the wearable medium of printed T-shirts to promote understanding—expressing the stories of hardship, inspiration, and resilience that so often define the refugee experience.

Interwoven throughout these stories are Hussein’s own principles for surviving and thriving in any new situation. Learn through his eyes how the most impossible conditions can teach us to overcome any obstacle and create the future we want:

  • Your triumph over the smallest battle is crucial.
  • There’s no such thing as failing.
  • You can learn from past experience.
  • You can always choose a positive attitude.

Discover your own layers of resilience to fuel your creativity and help you live a holistic life. Through the practice of profound self-reflection, learn how to develop, trust, embrace, and tap into your own greatest source of power: your state of mind.

Hussein Al-Baiaty is a business owner and graduate of Portland State University’s School of Architecture. In 2016, he launched Refutees, creating graphic tees that expand awareness while donating much-needed items to local and international refugees. Hussein volunteers his time at many events and causes throughout the year, including serving on the Oregon Commission on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs. In 2018, he received the Immigrant of the Year award.

In 2021, Hussein launched The Resilience Club to provide artists and creatives the coaching and accountability they need to excel. He also hosts The Art of Resilience Podcast, uncovering layers of resilience through stories of refugees, immigrants, artists, and community leaders.

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