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Written Word as Healing Practice with Mimi Zhu

When: Thursday, May 20, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Multicultural Student Affairs   (847) 467-6200

Group: Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


Mimi Zhu Xi Yuan is a queer, Chinese-Australian writer and organizer who helps folx through writing about concepts such as self-love, migration, identity, trauma, and ancestry. Mimi is dedicated to the practice of restorative community and self-healing. They have a newsletter called Write To Heal that houses their creative expression/writing practice, have worked collaboratively with grassroots collectives in New York City where they are based, and their first book 'Be Not Afraid of Love' is forthcoming in 2022 with Penguin Books. 

Through writing prompts, discussion, and reflections, this workshop will focus on healing, especially for queer and trans BIPOC folx. The purpose of this workshop is to empower students to utilize the written word as a healing practice for manifesting self-growth, understanding our coalescing identities, and community building. We will be doing a giveaway at the end of the program of customized hoodies that excerpt from Mimi's poetics! This event is open to the entire Northwestern Community.

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