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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-487-8898 for location and information
Class may be limited in size