2023 Outfest LA LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Artist Wellness Series | Surviving to Thriving: Embodying Mental Wellness

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This session will be held live via Zoom. Join the workshop here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83924486383

Workshop Description:

Being creative, Being human, Being present to our internal and external experiences daily challenge the narratives we have for ourselves, what we create and who witnesses us in the process. 

In this workshop we will discuss the emotional, mental and artistic connections of moving between surviving and thriving as artist and creative beings. We will look into what stories, what language, what narratives are helping us and hurting us. We will observe and discuss our own resourcing as individuals and within community that bring more ease, sustainability, joy and care as we bring our creativities to life.

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About the Workshop Facilitator:

At the intersection of artistry and advocacy, poetry and practice, grassroots and global reach stands Natalie Patterson. Natalie is a multi-disciplinary teaching artist, applying her skillset from the halls of juvenile detention centers to the boardrooms of international corporations, all while focusing on a simple yet powerful question: “What does it mean to be liberated?” Natalie is the Director of Training and Programs at BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective).


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