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Shapeshifting: Writing the Mixed-Race Experience for Teens

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat

As multiracial people, it can feel hard to know where we belong. In conversations around race our perspectives are often overlooked and/or we may feel pressure to simplify our experiences. Even in our own families, we often experience race differently than our siblings or parents. This workshop will hold space for mixed-race teens to unpack their evolving, multi-layered identities. We will read short writing excerpts that explore race/identity, and free-write from prompts that explore our families, messages we’ve learned about race, non-binary thinking, and feelings of belonging/not belonging across multiple communities. Students will be invited but not required to share from their writing in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link for this workshop will be sent the week before it starts.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email

*Note – all Hugo House workshops are in Pacific Standard Time

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

Classes may be cancelled if less than the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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