Exploring Mental Health Through Writing
December 9th from 3pm-5pm
Facilitated by Miriame Gabrielle A.
Whether you’re just feeling the stress of exams weighing on you or overwhelmed thinking about the holidays and visiting family or maybe it’s just that it gets dark at 5pm now, it can be an important time of year to be thinking about our mental health.
The workshop will begin with being guided through exercises to write a short text. This will lead into a discussion about the power of art and journaling and how to use our creativity to explore and protect our mental health.
Since these topics can bring up difficult emotions and memories, we will have someone trained in active listening and support available to step into another room with anyone who needs it.
This event is free and open to both students and community members! Please register on eventbrite to guarantee your spot. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exploring-mental-health-through-writing-tickets-474325689907
About the facilitator:
Miriame Gabrielle A. is a professional artist-creator of oral literature, an actress, and an author. Being the granddaughter of the famous painter Prefet Duffaut, visual art is an integral part of the person that she is.
The term artist-creator comes from her time at L’école du théâtre parenthèse. She specializes in creating spaces for the exchange and sharing of a so-called “brutal” honesty.
As a Canada Council grant recipient, she has dedicated this past year to the writing of her very first collection of texts.
As a Black woman practicing intersectional Afrofeminism, mental health and its de-stigmatization are among the most important issues for her, and therefore she strives to create spaces such as the December 9 event where one can meet and share with others or oneself in a safe space.
Founder of Black is the Warmest Colour
ToutEs ou pantoute
Your black best friend – Service d’accompagnement
Date and Time: December 9th from 3pm-5pm
Location: 2100 rue Guy, #205 (this entrance has one flight of stairs)(wheelchair accessible step-free access via 1625 de Maisonneuve O, intercom #0205 then take elevator to second floor) Full accessibility details available here: https://www.qpirgconcordia.org/accessibility
QPIRG-Concordia is a scent-reduced space, please refrain from wearing strongly scented products like perfumes and colognes.
To keep this workshop space safe and welcoming to all who might wish to attend, we will require people to wear a face mask while in the space. Masks will be available at the door.
If you have any other questions or requests to make this workshop more accessible to you, please reach out to email@example.com