Radical Self-Care Now

Svenja Gräfen

Workshop
Saturday 10.09.2022
14:00 - 16:30

From the age of 16
Language: German

Prior knowledge necessary ×
Translation into English ×
Barrier-free WC
Childcare
Wheelchair accessible participation

Translation into sign language×
Unfortunately, there were no available interpreters for this date. Therefore, despite searching long and hard, we cannot offer a translation into DGS.

 

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The number of participants is limited.

The event will take place under the corona regulations in place at the time.

Self Care is often ridiculed these days, because what we need instead is change on a structural and political level – isn’t it? That’s true, but until that happens, a radically caring approach to ourselves can help us survive, remain capable of action and initiate change. Of course, it’s not quite as simple as just taking a certain number of bubble baths and living in the age of justice. But there is power in engaging with yourself, your needs, emotions and limits – detached from the capitalist wellness industry.

This workshop based on the book “Radical Self-Care Now: A Feminist Perspective” looks at the origins of self-care as a resistance practice, its meaning far from hashtags and optimisation, and its political potential. Author Svenja Gräfen invites participants to exchange and self-reflect. In conversations and through guided writing tasks, we approach questions like: How are you actually doing right now? What does self-care mean to you? How do you cope with stress? How can we establish a self-care practice without putting ourselves under more pressure? Where do we find the time? And: Where do we even start?

Come as you are – participants are invited to contribute, but are also welcome to just be there as spectators and relax. 🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ Safer Space