We’ll Never Walk Alone: Wellbeing, Cultural Limits, and Lack of Access to Our Nature, Our Darkness, Our Spaces

Lesia Room, 2nd floor

This workshop will explore the reclamation of dark public and natural space as socially and culturally constructed and perceived as ‘unsafe’ for women and queer folks. This workshop takes this as a starting point to discuss, gendered social experience; gendered experience of public place; queer experiences of public space; gendered experience of mental health; LGBTQI experiences of dark periods of ill mental health; safety; the link between experiences of dark spaces and mental wellbeing (darkness as literal and metaphorical) and, how lesbian* women might fearlessly reclaim dark spaces in our work, awareness and activism.