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The Wild Nellies Online Meet-up for Womxn Creatives

Dear womxn creatives, whatever you’re doing—actively creating, reflecting, or resting in stillness—we’re your people. If you’re passionate about your art–or want to be–please join us for an inspiring discussion about creativity.

Conversations with other artists replenish my soul and my imagination which is why I love this event. Hang out with us online at The Wild Nellies Meet-up for Womxn Creatives and enjoy inspiring insights from our creativity panel featuring:

Sacha Visagie, Canadian Country Artist and philanthropist
Helen Leach-Edwards, visual artist
Premika Leo, dancer, circus aerialist, actor, activist
FJ Doucet, poet and fiction writer
Gwen Tuinman, novelist and creator of The Wild Nellies

Time: Aug 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Tickets $10 at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/113020818310.

All ticket proceeds go to compensate artists and fund future Celebration of Women events which raise funds for charities that support womxn fleeing domestic violence.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gwen Tuinman, Novelist and Creator of The Wild Nellies

About us — The Wild Nellies is a growing collective of womxn creatives—diverse in age, culture, and art practice. Among us are visual artists, musicians, singer songwriters, actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, aerialists, film makers, photographers, poets, spoken word poets, and authors. We share a passion for the healing power of creative self-expression, which we strive to spread to womxn struggling to find their voice.

Belonging to the Journey

“When you plan a journey, it belongs to you. When you begin a journey, you belong to it.” After reading this African proverb in a friend’s Facebook post, I drew a quick breath and my heart opened up. Words that resonate carry such power.

So often, we engineer plans to orchestrate a project or life event according to our vision how things should go. Sometimes the universe has bigger ideas. Our creation expands beyond what we imagined, and unexpectedly carries us forward on its own energy. We cling, wide-eyed and uncertain, to its sweeping tail. The horizon is obscured by fog and around every corner is a new corner we can’t see around. Continue reading “Belonging to the Journey”

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