Events, Literary Liberation

WORKSHOP: Love as Liberation for BIPOC Writers

Date: April 20
Duration: 2 Hours | 10 AM – 12 PM PST (1 – 3 PM EST)
Location: Online
Cost: $55

15 spaces available


In this writing wellness workshop, “Love as Liberation for BIPOC Writers,” Dr. Cecilia Caballero will draw on bell hooks’ assertion that love is an action and practice of freedom. Inspired by hooks’ “All About Love,” workshop participants will explore love as liberation through a guided meditation led by Cecilia, generative and self-reflective writing prompts, and group dialogue. How can love as liberation, the inner work of healing, and the power of poetics strengthen relationships with ourselves, our families, and our communities of color? Participants will also have the option to verbally share their writing and receive verbal feedback from Cecilia. No previous writing experience necessary.

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Sherisa de Groot (she/her) is a writer, community builder, and founder of Raising Mothers, literary membership community Literary Liberation, and pens A Home Within Myself. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, including Kindred by Parents, Refinery 29, Mutha Magazine, and Oldster Magazine and she was a contributor to the book ‘100 Diverse Voices on Parenthood’ by A Kid’s Company About. With a focus on intersectionality and social justice, de Groot’s writing explores the nuances of motherhood and the experiences of BIPOC mothers and marginalized genders. Through her work, she aims to amplify the voices of those who have been historically silenced and create a more equitable world for all. Raising Mothers was the 2021 Romper People’s Choice Iris Award Winner. Originally from Brooklyn New York, she is a first-generation American turned immigrant living in Amsterdam, NL with her husband, two children, and cat.