Homebound: Poetry & Spoken Word Workshops for Young Muslim Women

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“Homebound” is a nine-session poetry, spoken word, and editing workshop series that will explore the theme “The Future We Build”. This workshop will be an opportunity to learn from our Muslim women artists, be mentored by our amazing facilitators in the art of writing, performance and editing, and finally, write about, celebrate and share our experiences with our fellow Muslim women peers; all done in a space that is safe and free of judgment. In “Homebound” we seek to inspire, support, and have fun!

Not only do you get a FREE arts-based poetry workshop, everyone in Homebound has an opportunity to learn from Warsan Shire at a day-long poetry retreat, be published in our 3rd Muslim women poetry collection as well as perform on stage in front of their community at the beautiful Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park! How amazing is that?

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.

Workshops dates are:

Sept 27 – 1-4pm (writing)
Oct 11 – (all day writing and arts retreat with Warsan Shire)
Oct 25 – 1-4 (writing / exploration)
Nov 8 – 1-4 (writing / exploration)
Nov 22 – 1-4 (writing / exploration)
Dec 6 – 1-4 (editing 1)
Jan 10th – 1-4 (editing 2)
Feb 7 – 1-4 (editing 3)
March 28 – 1-4 (final touches and mini-celebration)

Participants have access to:
-TTC tokens
-Childcare (upon 48 request)
-Language Interpreters (including ASL) available (upon 4 day request)
-Opportunity to be published as well as perform
-Mentorship from established Muslim women poets & writers

Pre-registration is required please contact us to register 416-323-9149 ext 268 or outburst@schliferclinic.com and we will send you a short registration form to complete. The registration application deadline is Monday September 15th.

Homebound is generously funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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: info@tndproject.com. 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 research.www.outburstmovement.com

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