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Replay: How to Write About Oppression with Cicely Belle Blain
Missed our spring session on writing about oppression? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
Poet, activist and equity consultant Cicely Belle Blain will help you turn your experience of oppression into powerful and inspiring content. As a Black/mixed and queer femme person, Cicely demonstrates how to take stock of your marginalization and how it might affect your writing. They’ll guide you through embracing the vulnerability of talking about your trauma, how to write about oppression for audiences who might not understand your experiences, and staying true to yourself while reaching a wider audience.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: password to access recorded webinar and a tip-sheet from the author to guide you through future projects.
Date: Apr. 26/21
Instructor: Cicely Belle Blain
Length: 1hr 35 min.
Closed Captioning: Yes (A.I. generated, subject to error)
Attachment: Instructor’s tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme activist, equity and inclusion consultant, and writer. Their bestselling poetry collection Burning Sugar was called “an intimately powerful debut” by Quill and Quire. With laughter and fearlessness, they harness a passion for justice, liberation and meaningful change via transformative education. Listed as one of 29 Powerhouses by Refinery29 and Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50, Cicely Belle is also an instructor in executive leadership at Simon Fraser University, editorial director of Ripple of Change Magazine, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Vancouver. They live on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people.