Friday, February 1, 2013

Women Writing from the Womb~

Something has happened to our stories. Somewhere along our personal journey we were told to hold back, to carry shame, to keep quiet, to stay silent, to suffer alone and to blame ourselves. Somewhere along our journey we were convinced and believed that our stories did not have worth or that we were not capable or qualified to write our stories.
There is healing that happens through storytelling. There is power in our words. It does not matter what story you intend to write. There is something we as writers all have in common, questions that constantly arise and life distractions that keep us from committing to the task at hand. Writing has the ability to reveal to us that which lives beneath the surface and resides in our wombs.
The Womb is a sacred place…
It is the place where something is conceived… an idea, a dream, a song or a story. The Womb is where the heart of our story is born. Here is where we carry the truth…
During this workshop we will explore and ask the womb to reveal to us our story. We will listen closely paying attention to the messages that we are being provided with. Together we will plant seeds, arrive at conception and give birth to stories through guided prompts, exercises and sharing in community.
We each have incredibly important stories to tell. We are healing generations of pain. We are preserving our history, language and traditions. We are discovering our voice—some maybe even for the first time. What I have learned through writing is that I could not move forward until I wrote what needed to be written and together we will explore the stories we were born to tell.
Women Writing from the Womb is designed to release the story from within.
In a loving, nurturing and sacred space, each week we will delve deeper into our stories, our characters, our writer’s life and ourselves. During the last two weeks of workshop each writer will have an opportunity to share her story and receive feedback as we each move towards completion.
This workshop is designed for:
§  Women who are ready to write their stories
§  Women who have allowed fear to paralyze them and would like support in moving forward anyway
§  Women at all levels of writing (published & unpublished)
§  Women writing all genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwriting, erotica, self-help and etc.)
Workshop dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24 and April 14 and 21 ~
Reserve your seat today – limit 12 writers.
Workshop fee: $360.00 (3 payments)
1st payment is due before February 6th
2nd payment is due before February 12th
3rd payment is due before February 22nd


Women Writing from the Womb

About the facilitator:


I am a proud New York born Dominicana who is passionate about writing works that empower and inspire women to find their voices. A self-identified Latina Lesbian Writer, Performance Artist, Producer, Playwright, and Activist, who after reading one too many stories about women I could not wholly relate to, decided to write my own tales that would honor women throughout Latin America and at the same time represent the American-born Latina experience which led me to launch the New York City Latina Writers Group.

Recently, I published my memoir, Finding Your Force: A Journey to Love and am currently completing a historical fiction novel titled, The Daughters of the Revolution. My one-woman show I WAS BORN was selected as part of the ONE Festival in 2011, held in NYC. I have worked for renowned magazines BusinessWeek, Glamour and Domino, but it was an article published in Urban Latino Magazine, "Two Cultures Marching to One Drum," that would change the direction of my life. In 2008, I joined Creador Pictures as Writer /Co-Producer of its first documentary, "Afro Latinos: La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron / AfroLatinos: The Untaught Story" WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV, a project that will change the way the world sees color and race relations in Latin America.

I live in Harlem, NYC with my daughter Courtniana. I am a freelance writer and activist against sexual and physical abuse towards women and children. I attended New York University and Rhode Island College.

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