What is your self-esteem like? If you're like many women, it probably isn't good. In fact, it's probably really in need of an authentic boost. That's because we live in a society that consistently tells us that we lack; we're just not good enough, and we can never get things right. This is true especially for women -- Black women, Latina, Native, Asian and more. Even with high-paying jobs, prestige, formal education -- a man -- this form of happiness is only a veneer -- a superficial layer that sits above real issues that are moored just beneath the surface and festering into more internal discord, self-hatrerd, and is the cycle that continues to turn for most of our lives.
But regardless of what you have been told or what you believe about yourself in terms of negativity, there is a way to get to the root of where these things initiate, peel back the layers, a polish yourself with a higher level of self-esteem. I am facilitating a 10-week-long workshop in which we utilize Carolynn Hillman's text Recovery of Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Women, and work through the process together with additional activities. The Recovery workshop is open to Women of Color only. It is facilitated by Acquanda Stanford, a Black feminist anthropologist, community organizer, and graduate student.
The Workshop will take place over the course of 10 successive weeks with an introductory meeting prior to the beginning. In March we will have a pre-workshop meeting and subsequent meetings will be held in late March, April, May, and June. We will meet once per week for two hours on Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 pm in Seattle. Location will be provided prior to intial meeting.
Schedule of workshop meetings:
March 2nd: Pre-Workshop Meeting: Orientation, Introductions
March, April, May, June
This material requires you to go deep within and search for areas that may be extremely painful and, if you're willing, to let others in. This is a space that requires you to be open, sensitive and mindful of others who will be participating, which is why both your confidentiality and committment is a requirement in order to participate: Missing more than two groups meetings will bar you from further participation and you will not be given a refund.
Reading the material and working through each step is done individually. This means you will follow the outlined schedule and work through the chapter material on your own. Meeting times will provide further facilitation efforts, 'in-class' activities, community, and other processes to allow us to apply the steps and get the most out of them.
Recovery of your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Women, Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9780671738136
Spiral notebook, writing pad, or a journal.
There is very limited space in this workshop, so do not wait to register. If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact me.
I am confident, that you will see and agree, that this will be nothing short of transformative, for you. I am confident your life will be changed.
Image caption: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' - African proberb.
Disclaimer: The facilitator in no way claims that she is a doctor, therapist, or other type of medical professional. She has facilitated various other community projects emphasizing women and empowerment. If you feel you require medical treatment or another form of intervention, then please consult your physician, Higher Power, or other proper avenue.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There ar no age requirements. Women of Color at any age can benefit.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
This event is happening in Seattle. I recommend taking public transportation to save on parking costs.
What's the refund policy?
You may request a refund until March 1, 2017. After this date no refunds will be given and any payment will be counted as a donation.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Bringing a printed ticket is not necessary
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
If you know someone besides yourself who would benefit from the workshop rather than you, you may transfer your ticket.