[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] ANNOUNCING: New Workshop with Rachel Winsberg and Nicole Bindler

The Whole Shebang art.at.shebang at gmail.com
Sat Feb 15 08:00:00 EST 2020


— Investigating the Spaciousness, Vitality, and Stigma of Fat

with Rachel Winsberg & Nicole Bindler —

Saturday, March 28  ///  11am - 2pm

In this workshop/discussion we will explore fatness as an identity and fat
tissue as a part of our connective tissue matrix. How does our fat tissue
serve us? What would a world that makes space for fatness feel/look like?
How and why have we been denied that? The conversation will range from the
anatomical to the political. We will spend the majority of the time in a
discussion format, developing rapport and debunking myths about the role of
fat in our body and health. There will be some time carved out for
meditation and somatic movement that will center fat people’s perspectives
and needs. This gathering is for self-identified fat people and fat

*Please note that The Whole Shebang studio is up one flight of stairs. We
appreciate Shebang opening its doors for this important conversation and
will also approach this event as a beginning with future potential
workshops happening in more accessible spaces.

any level, any discipline, any one

$15-$20 pre-reg — $20-$25 at the door

Those who self identify as fat can pay a donation of any amount from $0-25

For more info or to register, head to thewholeshebangphilly.com

*About Rachel *Rachel Winsberg is a fat-identified aspiring nurse
practitioner. She currently works as a Community Engagement Specialist at
William Way LGBT Community Center and as a Medical Scribe at Bryn Mawr
Hospital. She will be transitioning to full-time nursing school this summer
and plans to be a fat-positive, LGBTQ-affirming primary care provider,
educator, and advocate. Rachel was introduced to fat positivity through
Tumblr and reading Virgie Tovar’s blog in the early 2010’s, and since then
has participated in, organized, and found deep healing through fat
community spaces. Rachel is also passionate about racial justice and
Palestine solidarity, and has organized extensively with Jewish Voice for
Peace-Philadelphia. She has an essay published in Reclaiming Judaism from
Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation, edited by Carolyn L. Karcher.

*About Nicole*

Nicole Bindler <https://www.nicolebindler.com/> is a Philadelphia-based
dance-maker, somatics practitioner, educator, writer, and activist. Her
performance work and teaching have been presented at festivals,
conferences, and intensives throughout the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Europe,
and in Tokyo, Beirut, Bethlehem, Mexico City, and Quito. Her current
projects include teaching about consent culture and disability justice in
contact improvisation; somatic research on the embryology of the genitalia
from a non-binary perspective; and collaborations with Diyar Theatre in
Bethlehem, Palestine. She organizes with Jewish Voice for
Peace-Philadelphia and as a member of Earthdance’s Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion Committee. Her writing on dance, somatics, and politics has been
published in Critical Correspondence, Contact Quarterly, Emergency Index by
Ugly Duckling Presse, Jewish Currents, BMC® Currents, Curate This, Journal
of Dance & Somatic Practices, Somatics Toolkit, American Jewish Studies
Perspectives, and thINKingDANCE.

The Whole Shebang
1813 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
text or call: 267 422 2719

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