Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my writing around vulnerability and how I do it. It’s something I often think of as a person who feels isolated with my emotions, but clearly, there are many of you who want to speak and learn more about this as well, which makes me really happy.
Initially, I was thinking of doing an advice column where I would answer questions about this (have been thinking about doing this for years; shout out to my friend Aisha Mirza who writes the most magnificent advice column for gal-dem called “Queeries”) but thought why not first start with a 6-week course on locating feelings and writing with them in mind. I love teachings, I love my students throughout the years, and I miss having these conversations.
Details are below. Send to whoever might want to do this—limited spots are available to ensure every student gets what they need.
Writing with vulnerability in mind
May 4th to June 8th, Tuesday 6.30 pm
With a focus on emotions, each session will revolve around a specific work chosen by me and then unpacked through the class. Though I will be giving writing assignments each session, the goal of each class is to nurture your own authentic voice—and less about finishing a piece of work. I want to facilitate an environment where we can have in-depth conversations on how to connect deeply with ourselves—so it becomes easier to locate and then eventually release exactly what wants to be said.
A few things:
Each person will also get a 30-minute zoom call with me where we can talk about writing or any question you might have for me.
In order to ensure everyone feels nurtured, spots are limited. I will be giving out one scholarship to a Black or Indigenous or POC as well as one to a CSA survivor; if you want to attend but can’t afford let me know.
There will be community guidelines we all agree to in the beginning, I believe safe spaces are nurtured—not inherent—and it’s my imperative to ensure a safe space considering some deep things could be ruptured.
Coming to class means showing up for everyone as well as yourself, and a true investment in community care, which prioritizes compassion and kindness at all times—as well as transparency to self and the class.
If you want to apply, please email me below with why you want to attend this class. If you are a BIPOC or CSA survivor and would like to apply for the scholarship, please let me know in your email.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply
Fee: $450 (comes to $37.50 an hour, I wanted to make this the cheapest and fairest I could, while also honoring my own labor/ space to give away two free scholarships)
Date/Location: 6 sessions/ 2 hours per session
Zoom, Tuesdays 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm EST; I will record them as well so if you don’t attend you can at least have the class
Quick Update: Applications are now closed!
I hope to see you there! Reach out if you have any questions.