Sample Workshops

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Gender: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

TransLiterate


Customized for facilitators and participants of your organization, TransLiterate is a workshop to learn to use language and build embodied compassion to be skillfully inclusive or lovingly exclusive of trans and genderqueer people.This workshop thrives on having people of all genders present. It follows a healing arc, integrates spirituality, and focuses on building relationships to dive into complex and emotional topics. I will be setting a container where people with different levels of familiarity with this topic will be welcome to come and speak their truth, though this workshop is specifically set for people who already have the intention of love and inclusivity towards trans and genderqueer people. The intention is to create a healingcontainer for trans people while cis-gender people practice fully embodying their own allyship and urgency around creating gender-safe spaces for all genders.

I am a working-class, trans nonbinary white person who strives to bring a lens of oppression and liberation into the work I do. I am white, and I try to bring anti-racism into all of my work, though being white, I am far from perfect at it and welcome accountability from people of color and anti-racist white organizers. Many aspects of oppression that affect trans folks also affect people of color, and much of the work we will be doing together involves undoing aspects of white culture that oppress all marginalized groups, including trans people.
Art by Micah Bazant for the Audre Lorde Project.




Body Positivity and Gender


- Exploring the ways that females and female-socialized people have been affected by beauty standards across different intersections. - How to reclaim and share out what beauty means to you. - Interactive, trauma-informed container




Gender Healing


Exploring our socialization and our stories - what does it mean to be a man in our world, a woman, or a non-binary person? What did we learn as children, from parents, and teachers? Through mindfulness, embodiment, and deep, honest conversation, we explore what we would like to leave behind of our gender socialization and what we would like to claim as our own. Available as a single workshop or a series. This can be exclusively for women, exclusively for men, or exclusively for trans and non-binary people, or it can include a combination of genders, or all genders. Any workshop for women or men will be inclusive of trans women or men respectively. Any workshops involving a combination of genders must include trans and non-binary people. So, for example, this workshop can be for women and non-binary people, men and non-binary people, or for all genders (women, men, and non-binary people). Both workshops for men and women are explicitly welcoming of trans men and trans women respectively. If this workshop is held for more than one gender, we spend a lot of time setting the tone and relationship building in order to witness each other's stories from a grounded and connected place while also honoring the trauma that happens between genders. This workshop strives to intersectional and trauma-informed.





 

Intersectionality: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

TransLiterate


Customized for facilitators and participants of your organization, TransLiterate is a workshop to learn to use language and build embodied compassion to be skillfully inclusive or lovingly exclusive of trans and genderqueer people.This workshop thrives on having people of all genders present. It follows a healing arc, integrates spirituality, and focuses on building relationships to dive into complex and emotional topics. I will be setting a container where people with different levels of familiarity with this topic will be welcome to come and speak their truth, though this workshop is specifically set for people who already have the intention of love and inclusivity towards trans and genderqueer people. The intention is to create a healingcontainer for trans people while cis-gender people practice fully embodying their own allyship and urgency around creating gender-safe spaces for all genders.

I am a working-class, trans nonbinary white person who strives to bring a lens of oppression and liberation into the work I do. I am white, and I try to bring anti-racism into all of my work, though being white, I am far from perfect at it and welcome accountability from people of color and anti-racist white organizers. Many aspects of oppression that affect trans folks also affect people of color, and much of the work we will be doing together involves undoing aspects of white culture that oppress all marginalized groups, including trans people.
Art by Micah Bazant for the Audre Lorde Project.




Body Positivity and Gender


- Exploring the ways that females and female-socialized people have been affected by beauty standards across different intersections. - How to reclaim and share out what beauty means to you. - Interactive, trauma-informed container




Gender Healing


Exploring our socialization and our stories - what does it mean to be a man in our world, a woman, or a non-binary person? What did we learn as children, from parents, and teachers? Through mindfulness, embodiment, and deep, honest conversation, we explore what we would like to leave behind of our gender socialization and what we would like to claim as our own. Available as a single workshop or a series. This can be exclusively for women, exclusively for men, or exclusively for trans and non-binary people, or it can include a combination of genders, or all genders. Any workshop for women or men will be inclusive of trans women or men respectively. Any workshops involving a combination of genders must include trans and non-binary people. So, for example, this workshop can be for women and non-binary people, men and non-binary people, or for all genders (women, men, and non-binary people). Both workshops for men and women are explicitly welcoming of trans men and trans women respectively. If this workshop is held for more than one gender, we spend a lot of time setting the tone and relationship building in order to witness each other's stories from a grounded and connected place while also honoring the trauma that happens between genders. This workshop strives to intersectional and trauma-informed.





 
 

Whiteness: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

Understanding White Culture


This will be a discussion for white people who have a basic understanding of systemic racism (basic means: you know that racism still exists today, that it both occurs interpersonally and systemically, that white people have systemic privileges like inherited wealth, access to better and cheaper healthcare, education, much less likely to be criminalized or killed by police, along with many more privilieges. Message me if you don't know if you meet this critera.), and you want to start or continue uncovering white cultural norms in yourself that are harmful to people of color. I work from the point of view that internalized white supremacy is inherent in all of us as white folks, that it has been something socialized into us from a very young age, and that we must approach this with anger towards the system that socialized us to think this way while actively undoing the internalized superiority within ourselves. This point of view seems to avoid the "freeze" response that white shame evokes while still keeping ourselves accountable to creating a more just world and more authentic relationships with People of Color. POC are welcome to join for free to hold white people, including me, accountable if they wish, knowing that this space is intended for white folks still learning how to undo their own internalized racial superiority and this may involve retraumatization and a lot of emotional labor. If you have questions for me about my own ability to uphold my integrity in this space without the presence of POC, please reach out. ​Available as a one-time workshop or a series. Photo from Uhuru Solidarity Movement.




Two Part Series: Understanding and Undoing Whiteness


Part One: What is white culture? In a world where phrases like “Black Culture,” “Asian culture,” “Latino culture” bring up so many ideas and images in our head (even though those generalizations are often broad and inaccurate), why do we struggle to come up with clear definitions of what white culture is? In this workshop we will learn clear, grounded aspects of whiteness and explore how they have affected us, how they impact interactions with POC in the Fusion Scene, and how it would feel to liberate ourselves from these cultural norms. Expect mindfulness, rich conversation with others, and envisioning a different world. Part Two: Now that we understand some of the basic aspects of white culture that affect us and POC, how do we go about changing it? What do these cultural elements look like day-to-day as white people relate to POC? What are microaggressions, and how do I respond to them? What is cultural appropriation, and what’s the big deal, anyways? We will explore these questions through mindfulness and connection to self and others. You will practice tangible tools to take back to the dance community, wrestle with the history of Fusion, honor your own ancestors in this fight, and work to reclaim whiteness as those who fight against oppression. Expect mindfulness, rich conversation with others, and envisioning a different world.




Disrupting our Whiteness with Jennie Pearl


4-month series that explores using relationship and connectiong to disrupt the idea that we white folks can do this alone, can't ask each other questions, or need to resort to "call-out culture" to be a "good anti-racist." Instead we ask ourselves - what actually works to keep other white folks in this movement? What other strategies exist besides shame and blame to talk about race? And how do I care for my own trauma and build connection and resilience in this work? Learn more here.




Holistic Resistance


I co-facilitate workshops on the Black-led team, Holistic Resistance, that focuses on connection and closeness to expand our analysis of anti-racism and create relationships for life that focus on liberation. For more information, go to www.holisticresistance.com.





 

Community Healing: Click through for the most recent description of each workshop.

TransLiterate


Customized for facilitators and participants of your organization, TransLiterate is a workshop to learn to use language and build embodied compassion to be skillfully inclusive or lovingly exclusive of trans and genderqueer people.This workshop thrives on having people of all genders present. It follows a healing arc, integrates spirituality, and focuses on building relationships to dive into complex and emotional topics. I will be setting a container where people with different levels of familiarity with this topic will be welcome to come and speak their truth, though this workshop is specifically set for people who already have the intention of love and inclusivity towards trans and genderqueer people. The intention is to create a healingcontainer for trans people while cis-gender people practice fully embodying their own allyship and urgency around creating gender-safe spaces for all genders.

I am a working-class, trans nonbinary white person who strives to bring a lens of oppression and liberation into the work I do. I am white, and I try to bring anti-racism into all of my work, though being white, I am far from perfect at it and welcome accountability from people of color and anti-racist white organizers. Many aspects of oppression that affect trans folks also affect people of color, and much of the work we will be doing together involves undoing aspects of white culture that oppress all marginalized groups, including trans people.
Art by Micah Bazant for the Audre Lorde Project.




Body Positivity and Gender


- Exploring the ways that females and female-socialized people have been affected by beauty standards across different intersections. - How to reclaim and share out what beauty means to you. - Interactive, trauma-informed container




Gender Healing


Exploring our socialization and our stories - what does it mean to be a man in our world, a woman, or a non-binary person? What did we learn as children, from parents, and teachers? Through mindfulness, embodiment, and deep, honest conversation, we explore what we would like to leave behind of our gender socialization and what we would like to claim as our own. Available as a single workshop or a series. This can be exclusively for women, exclusively for men, or exclusively for trans and non-binary people, or it can include a combination of genders, or all genders. Any workshop for women or men will be inclusive of trans women or men respectively. Any workshops involving a combination of genders must include trans and non-binary people. So, for example, this workshop can be for women and non-binary people, men and non-binary people, or for all genders (women, men, and non-binary people). Both workshops for men and women are explicitly welcoming of trans men and trans women respectively. If this workshop is held for more than one gender, we spend a lot of time setting the tone and relationship building in order to witness each other's stories from a grounded and connected place while also honoring the trauma that happens between genders. This workshop strives to intersectional and trauma-informed.