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Reimagine: Grief, Growth, and Action
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The Grieving Project-Creatively Grieving Chronic Illnesses

Hosted by Lisa Sniderman

The Grieving Project-Creatively Grieving Chronic Illnesses
Hands-on virtual workshop using expressive arts to help us move through grief, led by award-winning disabled artist Lisa Sniderman (Aoede) & Creative Arts Therapist/songwriter Frances Ancheta-Becker.

Join Lis (Aoede), a disabled artist who has struggled with a rare chronic illness, a progressive muscle weakness disease, dermatomyositis, for more than 13 years while creating to heal, and Frances, as they co-lead a 2 1/2 hour workshop using music from Aoede's The Grieving Project audiobook and other expressive arts (movement, journaling, drawing, poetry), to help us move through grief.

This workshop will be focused on grieving our losses, changes, and transformations around our chronic illnesses, intended for those living with chronic illness and disabilities, caregivers, and anyone who would like to explore using arts to move through grief. No prior experience required!

Optional items to bring with you to make the most of the workshop:

  • Have a notebook with you, and colored pencils, crayons or markers if you have them, to draw and express yourself on paper.
  • Or, open a program on your computer that you are comfortable using to write/draw while also having Zoom open.

Note: Donations are welcome and appreciated, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

About: Lisa Sniderman, aka Aoede, is an award-winning, quirky, folk-pop artist, playwright, author, filmmaker and disabled artist advocate from San Francisco. Living with a chronic illness for more than 13 years, she creates, records, and shares her original musicals, art, music, and stories to express, to heal and empower others to grieve and thrive. She uses her arts and music to give a voice to, elevate and empower those with chronic illnesses and disabilities to improve their mental health and wellness, grieve and thrive. She’s been honored with more than 85 awards for songwriting, audiobooks, films, stage plays, voiceover, and books since 2012 all while suffering from a rare autoimmune disease for more than 13 years: dermatomyositis, a progressive muscle weakness disease. Her memoir: A Light in the Darkness: Transcending Chronic Illness through the Power of Art and Attitude (Sep 2018), chronicles her 10-year journey living with chronic illness while creating to heal. In July 2020, she held a free two-week online summit to help others living with chronic illness thrive, attended by 1,800 participants. She released her ninth studio album, The Grieving Project, August 2020.

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