Facilitation and Workshops
I am a cisgender, Nigerian-American, first-generation immigrant woman. Because of who I am and because of the people I love, I am committed to freedom for all of us. For me, freedom means all of our needs are abundantly met, especially our need for wellness.
I believe that wellness is something we achieve collectively. So much of what causes mental unwellness stems from systemic violence, and the ways oppressive systems permeate our communities, our hearts and our minds.
One of the things I love most is teaching, and one of the things I hate is grading. Workshops give me the opportunity to be in learning spaces that aren’t evaluative, and to learn collaboratively alongside folks with whom I am sharing space. Black futurist and science fiction writer Octavia Butler wrote “Everything you touch you change / everything you change changes you.” I believe we all have something to teach each other.
Transforming harm into healing can look many ways. The offerings below focus on sharpening our analysis of the ways power and oppression operate, developing our skills, and uncovering the agency we can find in taking action.
Below, you’ll see three learning tiers. The content of the three tiers is cumulative. Participating in tier one is not required in order to take the workshops in tier three, but please note that the content in tier one is a prerequisite for tier two (and the content in tier two is a prerequisite for the content in tier three). If you’re not familiar with the subject matter of a prior workshop, you may find subsequent workshops confusing.
It is helpful for me to have some context about what learning, exploring and growing you have done prior to our working together. Should you decide to inquire about a workshop, please let me know where you’re at in your learning journey. And please know that lived experience is the expertise I trust the most! Formal education is not a necessary prerequisite to our figuring out how to get free together.