Date/time: Tuesday, September 21st from 5-6:30 pm PT
"...it is our dreams that point the way to freedom. They are made realisable through our poems that give us the strength and courage to see, to feel, to speak, and to dare." - Audre Lorde; This session will be a creative exploration that helps us all connect with our inner poet. We will explore our own relationship with joy and pause for radical dreaming. To create new realities in our own lives and the world, we must create moments to pause, remain inspired, and dream from an expansive place. Rituals can be a powerful practice for creating intentional space to reconnect with what we hold most sacred. You'll leave this session with poetry, new language for your dreams, and a self-designed ritual to continue honoring joy and dreams in your own life.
Who this space is designed for: This workshop and content were lovingly curated by a Black woman to be shared with other Black women and femmes. To borrow language from Black Feminist Future, this space is for anyone "who has had the lived experience of being a Black woman, girl, or gender-expansive person. This is open to Black trans women, femmes, studs, gender non-conforming people, nonbinary, cis women, and beyond."
Meet your facilitator: Alysha Iceola English (she/her) proudly carries her great grandmother’s name. She is a Creator, Community Builder, and Facilitator of meaningful experiences that deepen human connection. Her preferred medicine is joy. Alysha recently published her first collection of poetry, i wrote this to heal, an intimate collection of poems from her own healing journey. She believes everyone is an artist and creative expression is a powerful tool for transformation. (www.alyshaenglish.com)