Thursday, May 23, 2013
Curandera/Nepantlera workshop 2 :For the Real Xicana Writing or the Reclaiming of our Real Beauty and Power Workshop
with Ari Chagoya
This workshop is open to all Xicana and Black Women and Girls who want to heal themselves by reclaiming their word and voice. This is for the sisters who want and need to reclaim all that is theirs.
My daughter, Tabitha, who is 13 years old, is struggling with writing. She hates reading and writing. I don’t want her to lose her voice and write “white” but she also needs to learn how to write “white”. Why not? She can do it all.
THIS IS A NON ACADEMIC CLASS
I don’t give a shit about dyslexia or learning disabilities and other reasons why we cant write. We have a lot to say and we have a beautiful way of saying it that is both honest and worthy of being published. And its what needs to be read and heard. We are hungry for the truth and the real. And we want to hear what our young people are thinking in their words.
As women so much of our self-esteem is connected to our writing. The message is we have anything anyone wants to hear or read.
First we will break all the rules of writing and do freestyle writing, dub writing, zumba writing ,bling bling, xrated explicit lyric writing etc.
Then I will be teaching some rules of English writing and some Spanish that I know (and Imp sure someone in class will correct and teach me more rules). Then we will break the rules again.
The whole point is to write!
I want to have fun. I have a bored 13 year old that will be there, I have to make it fun. Most of all, I cant wait to see what beauty, power and healing will unfold.
The only requirement I ask is that you show up to all the classes.
Bring Brunch to share. I got the coffee, tea and juice
The workshop is free but donations are accepted.
Please tell especially your teens and young women.
FOR RIGHT NOW CLASS IS EVERY OTHER SAT in JUNE AND JULY
FBook me, Email me email@example.com or call 210-487-8898 for location and information
Class may be limited in size
There comes a time when women need to take on a job of leading men and to lead men with some kind of thoughtfulness towards men in reclaiming their humanness and about being of assistance in healing the hurts all men endure.
There is way where society doesn’t think about men or just simply forgets about them. We expect men to be tough or just take it. AJUANTETE! We forget they should not be left alone. They don’t want to really be alone .
We just think they have all the power and privilege, so let them figure it out. Right ? I think if we want to end violence, we have to look at the violence that society inflicts on men, and usually its men against other men.
I believe that the men I pick to come to my class are men who long for more connectedness with another men and women. I believe this is essential and needs to be healed for men to be of any help to women and for the healing of our people. I believe this work is needed for the next generation of Nepantleros y Curanderos.
This will be a 4 week class every two weeks. At the end of the 4 weeks, we can decide what other work needs to be done and each man will take turns being the leader.
This is new frontier work and there isn’t much written unfortunately we are probably IT. I want to have lots of platicas with yall about this.
The women are excited and curious about what will happen. They should be. If Xicano men can get a movement rolling , it will freak out the gringos when our men stopping hurting each other and themselves.
What would the barrio look like if then men started supporting each other for real?
What does Brotherhood really look like?
These classes are open to men and boys.
If you wanna what is in it for me?
My sons Justin, age 11 and Joey, age 9 will be there.
For more info or questions, please FBook me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 210-487-8898
Classes will be every other sat in June and July
Bring brunch food to share.