FREE Photography & Photo-Based Mixed Media Workshop


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During our last session we learned the gel transfer technique where we were able to take our printed photos and turn them into canvas art. This session we will be playing with heat transfers on cotton based surfaces. If this is something that interests you sign up now!

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.

There is very limited space so please sign up by emailing by March 9th 🙂

In recognizing and celebrating International Women’s Day…

1. Think about the amazing and inspirational women in your life and the resilience and strength that they have shown. Choose a photo to honour them in a piece (this person may also be you!).

2. Choose a quote or lyric comes to mind when you think about her/them

3.Send us high quality digital images (your own or sourced) that you would like to include in your piece. These do not have to include the person. Email this to by February 8th 11:59pm (try or for free images)


Bring newspaper or magazine images that you’d like to include in your piece to the workshop on the 13th

4. Collect found objects to incorporate into your piece and bring them with you on February 13th This could be related to your piece or just used to create texture

5. Think about what colours you would like to work with

*art supplies and light refreshments provided but feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable*

**we will have quotes and images to choose from if you would like to join us but don’t have a moment to choose your own


This workshop is hosted by The Truth & Dare Project and Outburst! | Funding for this workshop is graciously provided by ArtReach Toronto, and the Toronto Arts Council | Facilitated by Zahra Agjee

The Truth & Dare Project is a series of photography based art-making workshops and art dares for young Muslim women.

Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence through art, research and education. It is a program of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (the Clinic). The Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence.

Truth & Dare: Photography & Photo-Based Mixed Media Workshops

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Come to explore the theme “The Future We Build” through photography-based creative exploration. 

Truth & Dare is a FREE arts-based workshop series for young Muslim women interested in photography and mixed media facilitated by arts educator Zahra Agjee. Build your photography skills, make art, tell your stories and learn about amazing Muslim women artists. No previous experience needed!

Workshop dates are:
Sept. 27 – 1:00 – 4:00
Oct. 11 – 10:00 – 4:00 (full day arts retreat with Warsan Shire)
Oct. 25 – 1:00 – 4:00
Nov. 8 – 1:00 – 4:00
Nov. 22 – 1:00 – 4:00
Dec. 6 – 1:00 – 4:00

Plus, you have an opportunity to join us on October 5th for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche!

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

Participants have access to
– TTC tokens
– Childcare (upon 48 request)
– Language Interpreters (including ASL) available (two weeks prior to workshop date)
– Opportunity for your art to be showcased in an art gallery show during the Scotiabank Contact Festival

Space is limited, please email us to get an application at: The registration application deadline is Monday September 15th.

This photography workshop series for young Muslim Women is one of several workshop series by The Truth & Dare Project in partnership with Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project.

About the arts educator – Zahra Agjee is a freelance photographer and graphic artist who practices and resides in Toronto. Her work deals with issues of identity, representation and the self. She graduated form the Ontario College of Art & Design with a Photography major and a Graphic Design minor. Agjee currently coordinates and facilitates The Truth & Dare photography workshop series for young Muslim women as well as facilitates youth art programs in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Truth and Dare Project hosts a workshop series for young Muslim women who have faced forms of violence, discrimination, racism, Islamophobia, poverty and marginalization and segregation based on their beliefs, the colour of their skins, or whom they associate with. Our workshops create a safe space for young Muslim women to collaborate with other who have faced similar adversities; learn individually and collectively; and explore art as a creative outlet to share their stories. Participants will find mentorship in youth leaders and artists, build community with those who share relatable experiences and most importantly, leave with the feeling that they have a safe support system in place.

Outburst! is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence. As young Muslim women we want to determine the ways in which we define and access safety. Outburst!, a project of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, is an opportunity for us to build community through art, education and

Funding for Outburst! Young Muslim Women and Truth & Dare Project provided by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Volume: Sisters Make Noise – An Evening of Reflection and Celebration.

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On the evening of May 22nd, Outburst! alongside our project partners SpeakSudan, Renaissance Project and Gashanti Unity, hosted Volume: Sisters Make Noise. This evening was a celebration of young Muslim women artists, poets, singers and spoken word & hip hop artists. It was also the launch of our second poetry book: Homebound II/Storytellers I: Young Muslim Women’s Poetry Collection. This book features the voices and words of young women who participated in our two poetry workshop series this past year: Homebound and Storytellers. Never have we witnessed such a dynamic and vibrant mixture of young women in our community taking up space and making some serious NOISE!

Sharing the stage with so many powerful, vulnerable, and loving womyn. MASHALLAH! All the love and support from my friends and the guests that journeyed with us – Volume Performer

Events like Volume are a reminder to us at Outburst! the importance of having these spaces available to our community; so young Muslim women can come together and create, celebrate and join in sisterhood. Witnessing this event reaffirmed for us that we need to provide these platforms for creative expression to occur. This is why the Outburst! Young Muslim Women’s Project Ramadan Campaign is so necessary. Funds raised will allow for us to continue to offer opportunities like Volume next year. It will allow for us to continue to hold FREE poetry, spoken word, mixed media, photography workshops for young Muslim women; arts retreats with celebrated & award-winning poet Warsan Shire and a research symposium for young Muslim women talking about the issues that affect us. In return for your generous donation, we are offering some incredible perks!

Donate to our Indiegogo campaign HERE.

*Outburst! would also like to thank the wonderful caterers at CaterToronto for their delicious it-tastes-like-home food; for the generous support of Artscape for their contributions to our use of their facilities and finally Elevated Moments for taking these awesome pictures: 

the crew at volume


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