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Radical Embodiment Workshop

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 3pm to 4:30pm

+ 3 dates

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023 3pm to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2023 3pm to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023 3pm to 4:30pm
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All Reed students are welcome! This Radical Embodiment Workshop combines reflection, art, discussion, and skill-building. We will explore our body narratives and cultivate awareness, empowerment, connection, and community. 


As a community we will work to create a space that centers fat, disabled, BIPOC, queer and trans students, with a focus on body liberation.


Please note that this is not clinical therapy, and not intended to replace clinical therapy or treatment, but a space to explore, connect, and empower. To receive assistance connecting with a therapist and/or treatment team for body and eating-related support, please contact the HCC for resources.


This will be a four-part series so please plan on attending all four sessions. Pre-registration is required for participation in this workshop.





This workshop will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm at the Gray Campus Center, Room A


Meeting #1 March 29, 2023: Grounding practices to help us feel supported in our bodies, with textures and colors of creative expression.


Meeting #2 April 5, 2023: Body-mind connection, approaching sensations and feelings in our bodies and identifying met and unmet needs within ourselves and in relationship with others.  


Meeting #3 April 12, 2023: “We cannot talk about “body liberation” without acknowledging white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism, and how these systems disproportionately harm BIPOC, fat, disabled, queer and/or trans, immigrants, and poor people.” -Sand Chang, PhD, Certified Body Trust Provider. We will explore the intersection between racism and fat phobia and the impact of toxic media. Participants will be invited to explore their own body stories in creative expression. 


Meeting #4 April 19, 2023: "We had no real choice in absorbing these messages of body shame, but we have all the choices in working to dismantle them inside ourselves and in the world" -Sonya Renee Taylor, Your Body is Not an Apology Workbook. Reclaiming a new body narrative and expanding current narrative of one’s body and self. Participants will be invited to use creative expression to explore expanding narratives. We will explore communities of support. 


Where: Gray Campus Center, Room A

Participants: All students are welcome


To-go snacks will be provided

Facilitated by HCC counselor Miriam Saucedo, LPC and Briana S Hayes, LMFT

** please note, given the partnership with the HCC and the indoor meeting location, we ask that participants wear masks (due to COVID-19) during the workshop.


To Register: please submit information below and review the consent form.


If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Miriam at msaucedo@reed.edu or Briana at bhayes@reed.edu

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