Stories of Self-Love: How to Heal Yourself in 3 Poems or Less

There is a potent magic in the stories we tell– the things we share, and the secrets we’ve yet to reveal. But what happens when these stories hurt? When our memories leave a trauma we simply can’t overcome?

In Naked Narratives’ first public workshop, “Stories of Self-Love: How to Heal Yourself in 3 Poems or Less” we’ll give you tangible tools for embracing and understanding trauma. Utilizing revolutionary approaches in narrative therapy, participants will engage with a variety of artistic activities that emphasize self-care and mutual-love. Perfect for service providers, healers, and caring creatures alike, get ready to paint, dance, and write your way to emotional clarity.

Jheanelle Garriques is a model, Black feminist, and social entrepreneur. She holds many titles but is most proud of her work as the Founder and Executive Director of Naked Narratives, an international narrative therapy project. The project—which operates as a writing program, encouraging its participants to confidently express themselves while resolving past traumas—spans three continents and seven cities. When she is not traveling, Garriques can be found in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, writing poetry, studying hip-hop at Alvin Ailey, or chatting in patois with her family.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.