part two: the creative power of vulnerability
“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside of your story and hustle for your worthiness.” - Brene Brown
about the practice of poetry
The Practice of Poetry is a writing workshop series for multi-passionate women who want to use poetry as a healing, meditative, self-care practice. This workshop series is perfect for those who have stories to share that they can't quite find the words for; women who want to establish a continuous, reflective writing practice, and women who have an interest in writing poetry, but feel shy about beginning.
This workshop is co-facilitated by multi-passionate creators and poets, Daje Morris of Founding Space, and Rhea Carmon of the 5th Woman.
about the 5th woman
The 5th Woman is a collective of poets who write to radicalize the souls of women in all of their expressions and forms. The name comes from Nina Simone's, The Four Women. Ever since Rhea, our Founder, first heard this powerful song about the feminine/femme experience years ago, she always felt as if it wasn't inclusive of hers and other's feminine experience. It reminded her of the many spaces in our culture where the woman's narrative is often silenced, especially for those who exist deeply in the margins and intersections. When Rhea began to express her narrative through the powerful tenet of spoken word poetry twenty years ago, she realized that there is healing to be found in the act of speaking our stories aloud. She then destined an addition to Simone's narrative. The fifth woman was to be named Poetry. She is, she loves, she hurts, she laughs, and she inspires. She represents all women. Poetry creates a space for every woman to be heard.