Outburst! is hosting ‘Storytelling & Stopmotion Animation for Muslimahs’ which is a three workshop series that runs in August 2016. In the first two workshops we will use oral traditions, storytelling and writing exercises to explore our personal experiences as Muslimahs with the intent of creating short pieces that will be turned into stopmotion animations. The storytelling workshops will be facilitated by Sakinah Hasib and the stopmotion animation workshop will be facilitated by Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

The workshops are open to anyone 16-29 who self-identifies as a Muslim woman through the spectrum of familial, spiritual, political, cultural, and ancestral connections.

1-4 PM – August 13, 2016
1-4 PM – August 20, 2016
1-4 PM – August 27, 2016

Please note that food, TTC tokens, childcare (upon 48 hour request), language Interpreters (including ASL) available (upon 4 day request) will be provided as part of the workshops. If you have any other needs please get in touch or indicate on your registration!

About the Facilitator:
Sakinah Hasib is a 26 year old Afro-Trinidadian and Native American multi-ethnic Muslim woman, who was born and raised on Turtle Island. She is an artist who uses her writing and voice to speak up for truth and justice. Sakinah is an activist, a beginner mixed media artist and drummer, a Recreation Therapist by trade, and an avid community member and organizer. Working towards her role as a healer, she centers her learning around holistic health and wellness, post-traumatic healing, mental illness as spiritual gifts, and has lately been focusing on grounding herself in her own healing and spiritual practices. Sakinah is striving to find collaborative ways to use the arts as a form of therapy and envisioning fierce ways to engage in resilience, solidarity, and love.