Being a poet is about telling the truth. Give your honest presence, destroy the lie of everyday, strip the soul of each spectator with your verse and prose. You are welcome to leave what is left at the door; only your flesh, bone and verb are desired. Stories and poems are welcome (original or not). We will have poetry books for you to use if you do not know what to present. Presenting is entirely optional. We will have some snacks, and you're welcome to bring something edible to share if you are inspired to. Access information will be sent after ticket purchase. If you do not receive access instructions, please check your spam folder before emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
7:50 - doors open, attendees undress as they arrive
8:15 - doors closed, introductions/brief preamble
8:30 - open mic poetry and magic, led by Maybel
10:00 - open mic ends, socializing until event ends
10:45 - event ends, attendees depart by 11
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About Maybel: I’m an immigrant, transdisciplinary artist, community maker, teacher, and creator’s counselor, dancer, healer and ritual maker. Basing my work in body intelligence; I combine arts, relationships and human awareness practices, ancestral and systemic focus, and the mystic to gestate experiences that outline our impact as the creators of our own lives, and put awareness on the dynamics that bind us to each others and to greatest intelligence. Im at the service of linking people in an intimate way, sharing practices that catalyze us toward unicity―the quality of being one of a kind. Evil and cruelty grow in ignorance and the sense of scarcity; that is why the pillars of my life are attention, compassion, and comprehension. I’m designing a community project, which brings together culture-makers, artists, healers, and visionaries. The home of it is Residencia in Brooklyn, (www.residencia.studio), and next, CAMP in Oaxaca, Mexico, (camp.is), that will be open in 2020 to host retreats and community experiments.
Just Naked’s Principles - PVC
Participation: We ask that you are fully engaged at our events. Yes, getting naked is an experience in and of itself, but please arrive with curiosity and the energy to participate in the theme of the event. Another facet of participation is arriving with a clear mind. While responsible BYOB is sometimes allowed, visible intoxication is not.
Vulnerability: This Principle arose from the need to clarify the subjectivity of being naked. A woman going topless publicly, however legal it might be, is likely to arouse a negative response from most crowds. For this reason, we accept that a woman’s edge of vulnerability might mean keeping their bottoms on at our events. For men, we invite you to discover your edge of vulnerability in other ways. Perhaps you cross your arms during conversation? Uncross your arms to feel what that’s like. Maybe you’re afraid of looking stupid when you dance? Attend our Movement and Connection event to explore that fear and move beyond it. If you do not identify with the male or female archetypes, or are transitioning gender, please do whatever suits your needs. Our Builders are knowledgeable about these experiences and eager to help you.
Cohesion: For Just Naked, Cohesion means connecting with others in the spirit of openness and respect. When we do this collectively, we create social unity. In this unity, we are most effective at normalizing naked within the local and global communities. Respect means treating others how they would like to be treated. This may be difficult to intuit, so we ask that you familiarize yourself with our full FAQ.
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