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“Invis-Ability,” a facilitated writing workshop that explores the experiences of individuals with both invisible and visible disabilities, chronic pain or chronic illness. This workshop is designed to create a safe and inclusive space for participants to explore their experiences through the written word. Through a series of writing exercises and group discussions, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to share their experiences and perspectives with others who understand the unique challenges and strengths of living with a disability. We will write through the issues of isolation and ableism, love and loneliness, care and companionship. Whether you have a visible or invisible disability, this workshop will provide a supportive environment for you to express yourself and connect with others who share similar experiences. Whether you are a seasoned writer or new to the craft, “Invis-Ability” is an opportunity to explore your experiences with disability and connect with others who share your journey. Join us for a supportive and empowering writing workshop that celebrates the strengths and abilities of individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Meadow Jones received her PhD from the University of Illinois. Her dissertation “Archiving the Trauma Diaspora: Affective Artifacts in the Higher Education Arts Classroom” focused on the use of artistic and material practices in the redress of trauma. In combination with her experience as an AWA facilitator she has adapted her research and created trauma responsive curriculum and workshops. She is social practice artist, an award winning filmmaker and community organizer. Her work has been published in literary journals, peer reviewed scientific journals, poetry collections, books and chapbooks. She has facilitated arts and writing practices for diverse populations including undergraduates, artists, activists, teachers, teenagers, trauma survivors, prisoners, physicians and friends.
Meadow currently serves on the Board of AWA and is the Chair of the Power of Story committee.