How We Feel / What We're Taught:
An Intro to Gender Identity
This writing workshop serves as an introduction to exploring our personal relationship to Gender and Gender Identity. Through the use of prompts, free writes, and guided dialogue, we will examine our personal experiences, granting ourselves the space to question, reconsider, and re-evaluate how we feel versus what society teaches us about Gender.
Rachel Kara Pérez (she/they/ellx) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who is committed to exploring the intersections between the arts and social justice. A Program Coordinator at The DreamYard Project, Rachel is also a singer, theatre artist, mover, and poet whose work spans multiple genres, contexts, and locales. As an Arts Educator and Facilitator, Rachel has been involved with a number of organizations using theatre, music, and dance to educate and uplift NYC, immigrant, and refugee youth. They are an EMERGENYC 2019 Artist with The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, and a 2019 YP4 (Young People For) Fellow. @theperezfiles
DreamYard collaborates with Bronx youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts. DreamYard programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples’ desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. We believe that young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. We have every expectation that through offering sustained and meaningful supports our youth will develop the necessary tools to become creative and engaged citizens, life- long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.