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How the Body Holds Its Stories

All Levels | How do our bodies hold onto experiences? How do generations of people of color, queer and trans people, and others who have experienced marginalization carry those stories over generations? This free workshop is for anyone who has ever felt a story in their bones or carried tension in their neck and wanted to finally find a way to translate it to the page. Join writer, performer, and doula Jordan Alam in exploring the physical act of writing as a form of expressing a body story. This workshop is geared towards people who have experienced marginalization, including intergenerational trauma, and will center the voices of people of color. This workshop is generously supported by 4Culture.


This workshop is free, but requires registration.


Instructor: Jordan Alam

Class Type: 1 Session

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Term: Winter 2019

Start Date: 03/02/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Jordan Alam

Jordan Alam is a queer Bangladeshi-American writer, performer, and social change educator based out of Seattle. Her work engages with moments of rupture and transformation in the lives of people on the margins. Jordan’s work is heavily engaged in community and she is a current Kundiman Pacific Northwest co-chair and 4Culture Artist Grant recipient. Her short stories and articles have appeared in The Atlantic, CultureStrike Magazine, The Rumpus, and AAWW’s The Margins; she has spoken at events including the Aspen Ideas Festival and the Eyes on Bangladesh exhibition. She is also the founder of the Asian American social justice publication, Project As[I]Am (http://www.project-as-i-am.com). Most recently, she has completed a fellowship with Town Hall Seattle to create collaborative performance pieces about stories of the body and been editing a draft of her debut novel. See more of her work at her website: www.jordanalam.com

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