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As women, we struggle to understand our body, claim it, love it, and maintain rights over it. Too often we have learned to view our female body through the eyes of those who objectify, abuse, and debase it. As an act of sheer survival, we disembody ourselves, rejecting the feminine aspects of Self. Yet, ironically, our body is the catalyst for our writing: we cannot be disembodied and put words to paper. In this workshop, we’ll explore the narrative of embodiment, examining how our relationship with our body impacts our conception of self, our experience of the world, and our identity as a writer.
In this webinar, you will:
- Enter into a dialogue with your body
- Learn strategies for centering (“embodying”) your writing practice
- Create opportunities to awaken the truths your body holds
- Learn to honor your body as a source of wonder and authenticity within and outside your writing practice
A past participant raved, "Dixie helped me identify some underlying limiting beliefs. I was able to acknowledge and release one of them. Dixie created a safe space for everyone and was available for discussion outside the workshop. She's a skilled facilitator and I'd like to work with her again."
Dixie L. King, Ph.D., began writing about women’s relationships with their bodies while working on her doctorate in cultural anthropology. Her article “Food, Sex, and Salvation: The Role of Discourse in a Recovery Program for Eating Disorders” (Many Mirrors: Body Image and Social Relations, ed. Nicole Sault), based on her dissertation research, explores the complex relationship women have with their body and the social and political forces that shape it. She has taught workshops focusing on body and self in both anthropology and psychology, helping students explore how our sense of self is embodied in how we interpret and negotiate both our physical and social space as women. She recently completed a feminist fantasy, and is currently working on a memoir. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University in 2016.
Cost: $119 for members / $149 for nonmembers / free to webinar 3-pack subscribers