Friday, June 1, 2012

The Body is Not an Apology: A Workshop with Sonya Renee

The Body is Not an Apology: 
A Workshop with Sonya Renee 

Saturday June 16, 2012

1112 16th St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

Register Online Now!

Scholarships Available
(Please contact Program Assistant, Alicia Gregory:

Registration deadline: June 15th 

In the summer of 2011 after years of secret shame and trauma about her biggest body insecurity, her hair, performance poet, activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee decided to do something RADICAL to unapologetically step out of shame and into self love. The Body Is Not An Apology workshop uses Sonya's personal experience, writing activities, anecdotes and experiential discussion to help participants begin to untangle the narrative of shame and fear and step into radical unapologetic self love.

**Participants will engage in a few movement-based activities.

Poet, Activist and transformational leader Sonya Renee believes in the life shifting power of art. She is a National and International poetry slam champion. Believing that art is a vehicle for social change and personal transformation, Sonya is founder of the The Body is Not An Apology, an international movement focused on radical self love and body empowerment. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Off Our Backs and Spokenword Revolution Redux. Her first poetry collection, A Little Truth on Your Shirt was published by GirlChild Press in June of 2010. Ms. Renee has been seen on HBO, BET, MTV, CNN, and the Oxygen Network.  She continues to perform, speak and facilitate workshops globally and recently became a member of the Split This Rock Board of Directors. 

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