Oct 4th, 2020
The Body Love Open Mic
The Body Love Open Mic is an open venue for people to share art about how great bodies are.
The open mic will run for ~90 minutes, including a brief break and concluding with a mini dance party.
Performance slots are now full, but contact me to perform at a future one (they happen ~ 2x/year)
We are exposed to thousands of images/ads/narratives every day, and the majority of them promote a specific body ideal: thin, hairless, white, able-bodied, cisgender, straight, euro-centric, young... with only slight variations. When we see these images everyday, it wires our brains to see that as the ideal.
As a body liberation coach, my goal is to support us to retrain our brains to let go of that messaging and learn to accept and love our bodies as they are.
The open mic is one approach to retraining our brains and reclaiming the narrative about bodies. We'll hear a slew of pro-body messages, and leave feeling the love.
Mel is a healing justice activist, organizational development consultant, coach, certified yoga teacher and somatics practitioner who accepts individual & group coaching clients, and facilitates safe spaces for people of color and Restorative Conversations for individuals and within organizations. Reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care of yourself!
And/or play a few rounds of Would You Rather. :)
April Biggs is a disabled, queer, Southern dance artist & writer. She presents choreography under the moniker Biggs & Co. and is currently on the Disability+ Working Group of Creating New Futures. April teaches dance throughout the US & in academia. April is a published dance critic and poet and runs a writing
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