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Creative Coping: Poetry - Identity Poetry

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Join us for this free, interactive webinar on October 23 centered around identity poetry!

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Identity Poetry is a poetic style that asks the writer to describe themselves in an artistic fashion. During this session we will utilize a variety of poetic devices to write about who we are on a micro, mezzo, and macro level and how that relates to our connection to place and community.

How will writing poetry help with my mental health?

  • Increases empowerment of self
  • Validates sense of self
  • Increases sense of voice
  • Increases self and interpersonal awareness

Who can attend?

Anyone and everyone! Whether you're looking to learn more about poetry for your own personal practice or you're a teacher/professional looking to incorporate poetry into your lessons, you will find this workshop valuable. All are welcome!

Meet our guest speaker:

Destiny Sharion graduated from Hawai'i Pacific University in May 2019 with her bachelor’s in social work, and again in May of 2020 with her master’s in social work, Advanced Standing. Throughout her master’s program she represented HPU and the Council on Social Work Education as a Masters in Minority Fellow. During her time at HPU, Destiny was the Secretary for the Black Student Union and the President of the Social Work Club. She also participated in HPU’s first ever production of the Me Too Monologues, where students utilized artistic expression to share stories of sexual assault, recovery and resilience. Destiny is an accomplished spoken word artist and poet who believes in "Art as Activism," delivering powerful testimony at the legislature on issues like police violence and the horrors of mass incarceration in spoken word form. Destiny was part of the slam team that represented Hawai’i at the National Poetry Slam competition in both 2017 & 2018 and was the Hawai‘i representative for the 2018 Woman of the World Poetry slam. Her poetry is mostly centered around healing, self-discovery, and revolution.


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Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai'i's mission is to provide professional and accessible mental health counseling sensitive to the spiritual traditions of individuals, families, and communities in Hawai‘i. We promote mental health and well-being to people of all faiths, or no faith, regardless of clients’ ability to pay. 

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