Honouring Our Stories

Honouring Our Stories
Healing is non-linear.

Workshop #2:
Tying, Weaving, Writing: collaborative sculpture making facilitated by Artist, Educator & Environmentalist of Cree Heritage from Northern Manitoba, Betty Carpick.

thank you Artist Betty Carpick for bringing us together and facilitating a tying, weaving, writing workshop for #HonouringOurStories.

Working collaboratively, women took pieces of fabric to tie, weave, fill, braid the wire structure representing self/world.

Inside of it- women survivors of sexual violence wrote thoughts, feelings, words on small pieces of paper to let go of. The sculpture holds safely our secrets, hopes, and some of the collective weight.

 

 

letting go
collecting
our thoughts

connecting
to ourselves and each other
writing, sharing, reflecting
our secrets, now held tightly
have
taken a new shape

the framework of our collective thoughts and experiences
flexible
strong
open
hidden
tucked away

connected and disconnected

ripped
torn
braided
soft
tough
velvet

— our stories.

this is just a beginning.

-j.chung

For more information:

Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre
Email: nowcproject@tbaytel.net
Phone: 807-345-7802
http://www.nwowomenscentre.org/honouring-our-stories

Funding for this work was provided by It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment 

 
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