Start your year off right with a celebration of the stories and questions that matter. Charis welcomes Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond in conversation with psychotherapist, Vanessa Jackson, for a celebration of What's Your Story?: A Journal for Everyday Evolution. This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and The Lola. The Lola's mission is to bring together womxn as allies and accomplices to tell our stories, raise our voices, and dismantle a system that doesn't serve us. Click here to learn more.
In this time of global reckoning, revolution, and reinvention, authors Rebecca Walker and Lily Diamond invite you to excavate the narratives that have shaped your life and write a new, fulfilling story for the future.
Consisting of 150+ questions—designed to be answered in as little as five minutes or as long as a lifetime—What’s Your Story?: A Journal for Everyday Evolution is essential for anyone ready to begin living their most authentic, creative, and meaningful life.
“Finding the voice to know, write, and speak your story can mean the difference between an existence of repressed silence and a life of joyful fulfillment,” write the authors. “Our stories have the power to limit or liberate us.”
This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/CharisCircle?code=chariscirclepage
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Rebecca Walker is a best-selling author, editor, and cultural critic who has contributed to the global conversation about race, gender, culture, and power for over two decades. She has spoken at over four hundred universities, conferences, literary festivals, and corporate campuses around the world, and is a co-founder of the Third Wave Fund, an organization that supports women and transgender youth working for social justice. Rebecca has won many awards, and was named by Time magazine as one of the most influential leaders of her generation. She lives in Los Angeles. Learn more at rebeccawalker.com.
Lily Diamond is a writer, educator, and advocate working to democratize wellness through storytelling, accessible practices for inner and outer nourishment, and revolutionary acts of self-care in relationship to our earth and human communities. Lily is author of bestselling memoir-cookbook Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, VICE, Healthyish, Women’s Review of Books, Refinery29, and more. She lives in Maui, Hawai‘i, where she grew up, on occupied native Hawaiian land. Learn more at lilydiamond.com.
Vanessa Jackson is a Soul Doula, psychotherapist and owner of Healing Circles, Inc. In Atlanta Georgia. She is also Chief Mixologist at Dudley's Apothecary where she conjures aromatherapy sprays to support mind/body/spirit healing.
Vanessa co-edited Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services. Ms. Jackson’s passion is supporting activists in creating healthy and balanced lives. She offers an Activists Assistance Program to provide politically conscious and clinically sound counseling and healing workshops to Atlanta-area feminist/queer/social justice non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Radical Optimist Collective and a former board member of the Charis Circle.
“This journal is beautiful. It will help you find your voice and, finally, hold it sacred.” —Cleo Wade, bestselling author of Heart Talk
Transformational questions for personal and collective change.