Journaling for Restoration
In the video below, we will be making a journal to set intentions for your health and wellness goals. We will go through a grounding process and connect our imaginations with social action. Follow the writing prompts in the video to make new affirmations for healing and connecting to the present moment of living through a pandemic as BIPOC or LGBTQ person.
Suggested Supplies: Composition notebook, old magazines, self-laminating letter-size sheets. You may also want markers, multicolor copy paper, anything with a fun print (such as an old greeting card), and something that represents you!
Araceli Esparza, Latinx Poeta, is an MFA graduate from Hamline University with strong migrant farmer roots. She recently co-edited a poetry anthology with Flying Ketchup Press, The Very Edge Poems, that can be bought at local bookstores and Amazon. She was named Wisconsin’s Most Influential Latina 2018 (Wisconsin State Journal/Madison 365). Esparza is the owner of Wisconsin Mujer, a successful social engagement company, and she hosts the podcast, Midwest Mujeres. On being a writer, Esparza says, “To me, being a Latinx writer means to be able to catch fires, to bring forth something from labor and sweat, to have enough when there’s not a lot.”