Digging Up Roots is a creative non-fiction workshop for Us. It's for Us poverty-born. Us black. Us brown. Us Queer. Us trans. Us mentally ill. Us trauma survivors. Us Felons. Us formerly incarcerated. Us marginalized. Us brazen. Us renegades. Us fighters. Us Womynx. Us... During this workshop, you'll lean into your wounds, serve your sacred voice and honor your battle scars by writing your truth.
Nicole Shawan Junior (Smith College BA | Pace University MST | Temple University JD) was bred in the bass-heavy beat and scratch of Bed Stuy, where the cool of beautiful inner-city life barely survived the crippling caused by crack cocaine. She is a black, Queer and poverty-born Womanist, Felon and former police prosecutor. A story teller and educator, she enjoys putting pen-to-paper to capture the journeys of real and fictitious around-the-block black girls. Her writing has been featured in For Harriet and The Feminist Wire.
Complimentary light refreshments & beverages