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Self Care as Activism: Activism as Art

  • BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance 2474 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY, 10461 United States (map)

Self Care as Activism:: Activism as Art


How do we as women care for ourselves? How do we engage in acts of self-care & how do our ritualistic practices steep into our writing & service our art? As Audre Lorde stated: caring for an act of political warfare. The idea of self-care as self-preservation is so powerful, how can it not become a part of how we protect ourselves? In this workshop, we will look at the poems of Aracelis Girmay, June Jordan, Patricia Smith, Vanessa Angelica, Elizabeth Acevedo & others. We will engage imagery, imagination & all our senses to create art that can be a roadmap or an answer to these vital questions:
How do we care for our bodies?
How do we make magic?
How do we daydream & how does dreaming allow us to create a better world for ourselves?

The objective is to write our way to a better future and actualize self-love on the page.