Programs for Children
REGEN AUTONOMY – Workshop 6 – A Labor Of Love: A Teen Mother’s Reflections
Tuesday, 9 August 2022
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Regenerative workshop on a teen mother’s reflections: abortion, adoption, access and authority
About this event
In the wake of the overturning of Roe vs Wade, an African American Adoptee and Birth Mother shares a brief history of their experiences on both ends of the Industry and invites attendees to brainstorm for a future where unplanned children and unsupported pregnant people are at the forefront of care work for scattered bloodlines.
What you can expect
Guided breathing exercises and writing prompts, opportunities to ask brave questions, group discussion, some uncomfortable truths about the adoption industry and exciting news about action that has already been taken, various grounding and integration techniques including finger foods, body movement and self massage instruction.
What not to expect
Traumatic retellings of the details of life events. We might say something like:
“the tree was struck by lightening, this incident left its neural network exposed”
We will not say something like:
“the tree screamed as it was stripped of its bark by the lightening, the fire exposing its tender neural network it was raw and couldn’t produce sap. It cried as the sky laughed.”
About the anchor:
Cainne is an art worker, body worker and sex worker who is currently prioritising rest. They are focused on taking part in the creation of new frameworks that support collective safety and wellness for intersecting communities that they are a part of. You can find out more about them and their projects by getting in touch through their instagram profile @beyonceskneesplease
This workshop is delivered as part of a greater exhibition Regen Autonomy, at Incinerator Gallery focussing on the expressions of regeneration & transformation needed right now. Over 4 weeks we converge many different workshops, communities, artworks and conversations to weave together a new future.