Inside Black Stories Matter:
Running While Black (and Caring for the Black Body)
Featuring Alison Mariella Désir and Zanyell Garmon
Monday, September 13th, at 7pm EST on Zoom
Free with a suggested $20 donation
TMI Project presents its 5th segment of Inside Black Stories Matter, a storytelling and roundtable discussion series that marries the personal and the political with ideas for direct action for anti-racism that everyone can take to make a positive impact on their community. Host Jessieca McNabb, Workshop Leaders Dara Lurie and Micah, and a featured storyteller — all from the Black Stories Matter program — will be joined by a community leader every month. All are invited to listen, learn, and leave with concrete anti-racism actions.
In preparation for TMI Project’s first-ever fundraising race Run FOR the Truth, which will be held virtually on Sunday, September 26, 2021, this iteration of Inside Black Stories Matter will spotlight: Running While Back (and Caring for the Black Body). The featured TMI Project storyteller Zanyell Garmon will share her story about body image issues and self harm, which led her to discover the practice of yoga and taking her rightful space in the world. She will be joined by special guest Alison Mariella Désir. Together, the panel will discuss running while Black and all things related to caring for the Black body.
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“The Black Stories Matter Drop-in Workshop was like a pressure-valve-release of pent-up rage. I’ve been refocused, renewed, calmer, and less stressed ever since. I had been writing over, under, and around increasing outrage over anti-Black racism.”
– Black Stories Matter Workshop Participant Beetle Bailey
Alison Mariella Désir
Special Guest Storyteller
“Absolutely life-changing. It revealed racism didn’t know I had and I’m grateful for that. The only way across is through!”
– Black Stories Matter at Bard College Audience Member
About Black Stories Matter
Black Stories Matter is TMI Project’s way to participate as an organization in the national outcry of injustice by using true storytelling to speak truth to power and to dismantle the white supremacist systems that hold racism in place. We support and amplify Black voices, share resources, and inspire anti-racist action. We acknowledge the historical predominance of white-centered narratives that permeate the cultural, political, and policy conversations in this country, and seek to elevate the full spectrum of Black experience to its proper place within the realm of American discourse. Learn more at tmiproject.org/blackstoriesmatter
Black Stories Matter is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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