The Art of Self-Care

  • Carleton University 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, ON, K1S 5R1 Canada

Grad Wellness Group Presents and Self-Love Week Presents: The Art of Self-Care: Using Creativity for Comfort facilitated by Ojo Agi

Black History Month is often devoted to reminding us about our oppression and the violence we’ve experienced as marginalized individuals. Although these conversations are incredibly necessary and essential to the deconstruction of racist/patriarchal/ableist/classist/homophobic structures, they can weigh us down and affect our mental health. 

As such, the purpose of this workshop is to: 

a. Establish a safe space for black femmes who share experiences of multilayered oppression to prioritize their well-being
b. Understand the ways in which expressing creativity can positively contribute to mental health
c. Share resources, methods and tips for self-care through creative means

The workshop will take place on February 14th and take the approach of a Sip & Sketch—largely informal, socially critical and creatively engaging. The 2-hour workshop will feature a combination of a short presentation, group discussion and creative activities.

February 17
VISUAL17E Ottawa