Women of Color Spirit Gathering


Photo by Robbie Sweeny

Photo by Robbie Sweeny


“We have been raised to fear the yes within ourselves, our deepest cravings.” ― Audre Lorde

Women of color can spend a lifetime saying yes to others, giving of ourselves, to our community, to our families and loved ones. Especially in these times, a great deal of our emotional labor is spent enduring the pain of sexist, racist, homophobic and other arrows of oppression thrown our way. We need a place that allows our bodies to rest, to work it out, to move our bodies and spirit toward healing.

The Spirit Gathering is a space to say yes to ourselves and be in community with other women of color. This is a non-structured movement space. There will be no choreography to follow and no instruction on dance technique. It’s just music, movement and you. Just move something!

Where: Ellen Webb Studio, 2822 Union Street

When: Sunday, April 16th 1:15pm – 2:45pm

Who: Self-identified cis/trans/genderqueer women of color. Please respect that this is a community-specific space.

How: There is no fee.

Donations for Girls Raks Bellydance and Body Image Program are welcomed, but not required.