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How the Body Holds Its Stories

All Levels | How do our bodies hold onto experiences? How do generations of people of color, queer and trans people, and others who have experienced marginalization carry those stories over generations? This free workshop is for anyone who has ever felt a story in their bones or carried tension in their neck and wanted to finally find a way to translate it to the page. Join writer, performer, and doula Jordan Alam in exploring the physical act of writing as a form of expressing a body story. This workshop is geared towards people who have experienced marginalization, including intergenerational trauma, and will center the voices of people of color. This workshop is generously supported by 4Culture.


This workshop is free, but requires registration.


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Instructor: Jordan Alam

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 03/02/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 20

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Jordan Alam

Jordan Alam is a queer Bangladeshi-American writer, performer, and social change educator based out of Seattle. Their work engages with moments of rupture and transformation in the lives of people on the margins. Jordan has performed on stage and facilitated workshops nationwide, most recently at Town Hall Seattle. Their short stories and articles have been published in The Atlantic, CultureStrike Magazine, The Rumpus, and AAWW’s The Margins among others. They are currently writing a debut novel which explores intergenerational trauma, Bengali folklore, and borders – both literal and metaphorical. Learn more about their work at their website:

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