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Through April 28: She Speaks Community Conversations
January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A four week program that focuses on female voices in our community. She Speaks Honolulu strives to cultivate a safe space that empowers women to share their stories, speak their truths, and draft a narrative that accurately portrays the world we live in.
Each month wāhine will gather and talk story around a particular topic that impacts their place in community as women. At the end of each talk story session there will be a facilitated journal reflection where each participant will draft their narrative. After the facilitated journal session, participants will share those reflections.
At the close of each session the host will share a piece of poetry created in real time from their experience. The final session will close with a female artist feature performance.
**This is a micro-event with limited capacity. Masks are required and Event Safety & Physical Distancing Protocol will be in place.**
January 27 – Session 1: Redefining Feminist | $15
February 24 – Session 2: Feminist and Colorism | $15
March 31 – Session 3: WOC in the Workplace | $15
April 28 – Session 4: Community Call | $20
About Destiny Sharion
Destiny Sharion graduated from Hawai’i Pacific University in May 2019 with her bachelor’s in social work, and again in May of 2020 with her master’s in social work, Advanced Standing. Throughout her master’s program she represented HPU and the Council on Social Work Education as a Masters in Minority Fellow. During her time at HPU, Destiny was the Secretary for the Black Student Union and the President of the Social Work Club. She also participated in HPU’s first ever production of the Me Too Monologues, where students utilized artistic expression to share stories of sexual assault, recovery and resilience.
Destiny is an accomplished spoken word artist and poet who believes in “Art as Activism,” delivering powerful testimony at the legislature on issues like police violence and the horrors of mass incarceration in spoken word form. Destiny was part of the slam team that represented Hawai’i at the National Poetry Slam competition in both 2017 & 2018 and was the Hawai‘i representative for the 2018 Woman of the World Poetry slam. Her poetry is mostly centered around healing, self-discovery, and revolution.