I am Womxn

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Loyalty Bookstore

827 Upshur Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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Across different cultures, it is not uncommon to see womxn represented as meek, wicked, and unintelligent. There are stories and beliefs claiming womxn are the cause of wars, destruction, and even sin itself, leading to a negative view of womxn, which is, ultimately, a generalized, misrepresentation of womxn. This dim perspective can even carry over to the mindset of womxn themselves, creating low self-esteems, misogyny, and a lack of community. However, just like there is a negative view of womxn, there is also a positive one. Womxn throughout history have demonstrated strength, lovingness, intelligence, collaboration, and inspiration. It is in these stories that people need to live.

All womxn will be celebrated and honored to emphasize the significance of these spirits in this world. By focusing on the many contributions womxn have made and continue to make in society, language, and storytelling, this workshop will be driven toward the empowerment of womxn and maturing girls to redefine what it means to be a womxn. This workshop will focus on poetry written by womxn and explore different narratives that build community amongst womxn, uplift womxn, and pay homage to the many accomplishments of womxn.

About the Instructor: Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is a VONA Voices Alumna, having worked with award winning poets Willie Perdomo and Danez Smith. Tatiana currently performs, teaches poetry workshops, and hosts events in the greater Washington DC area, having previously done so in New York, Philadelphia, Miami, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic at venues including New York University, The Kennedy Center, and The Howard Theatre. You can read her work in The Acentos Review, Here Comes Everyone, and Queen Mob’s Teahouse, among other publications, or visit her website www.sincerelytatiana.com.

Scholarships are available for this workshop, along with alternate payment methods. For more information, please send an email to MoonLit.Kris@gmail.com.

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Loyalty Bookstore

827 Upshur Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20011

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