22.06.19 | Drawing Loving Ecology: Creative Writing Workshop

Presented by Olivia Douglass for Heal Her London: The Art & Ritual of Protest

This writing workshop centers itself in the idea that our ecology, the spaces we inhabit, have a direct relation to our relationship to ourselves and others. Using poetry, drawing, and myth-busting, you will question how the physical and imaginative spaces you create relate to your understanding of nurturing. Moving towards a form of objectivity that is part of a more loving ecology rooted in queerness.

* Please bring a notebook and pen, if you have one * (Other materials will be provided)

Olivia Douglass is a writer, artist, and producer from South East London. Her work aims to great an innovative terrain for writing to re – mould the traditional and colonial images surrounding the Black Queer experience. She recently published her debut collection of poetry titled ‘Slow Tongue’, which is an examination of language and the relationship between Black women artists. She is Barbican Young Poets Alumni, and has worked with the Albany Theatre, Earwax Collective, The S+K Project. She is currently working at Hip-Hop Theatre company Boy Blue whilst creating her first stage show, ‘Palm As Portal’ supported by Talawa Theatre Company.

Heal Her London: The Art & Ritual of Protest is an art and activism festival supporting environmental justice and women’s empowerment. Heal Her features programming for all levels of experience whether you’re an artist seeking political engagement, an activist seeking creative protest strategies, a trauma survivor seeking healing, or a newcomer to all of the above.

Support our mission of gender and environmental justice by donating to www.gofundme.com/heal-her-feminist-art-activism-festival! Our programming is offered on a free/donation-basis to allow everyone access regardless of income. Your monetary support makes our work possible.

Want to get involved, facilitate a workshop, or perform at an event? Email healherproject@gmail.com! Our initiative relies on the support of local artists, leaders, and volunteers of all kinds.

Events are open to all genders, identities, and experience levels.

Heal Her is a global action for healing and prevention of sexual violence. Meeting in talking circles worldwide, we create rituals for storytelling, consciousness-raising, empathetic listening, and collective healing. Working with artistic facilitators, therapists, and healers, we provide creative and holistic methods for addressing sexual trauma. We have held events and festivals in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, and Mexico City. Our work has been supported with grants from the Burning Man Global Arts Fund and Daza Filmes, which featured the project in a documentary on artists combating gender-based violence.


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