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please consider donating to refuge-dreams. your donation will go towards our art supplies, sponsorship for individuals attending our workshops, our expressive art workshop expenses and allow us to continue creating content for this website .

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i remember the first time

i heard the term roundtable discussion. it symbolized this collective beauty of individuals surrounding one another. letting their voices be heard, all the different opinions. the commentary. the voices. the outfits. the ideas flowing everywhere. i knew at that moment that i would never let that image leave my imagination. its the place that i went to in my head when i was feeling everything but wanted to feel none of it. its the place i curled up in when i wanted to hide from the world. readers, you all know the feeling of escaping everything as you flip those pages of a book.

poets, you know the warmth that feels like home when you’re on a stage putting all of your emotion, right there, serving it up,(feeding everyone) for everyone to feed off.

women, you know the place you’d love to escape to at a moments notice when the world is taking a toll on you. 

thats where this idea started. thats where this desire turned into the only thing i longed for.

i remember driving and wanting to escape to a place of understanding, a place to scream, shake, cry and sometimes giggle. & i was sick of that place being in my imagination. my energy and entire being needed to let go of some things. i needed a way or two of recycling this emotion into something way more precious & understanding. cause i was sick of gathering my pieces and trying to shove them in my pocket since i didn’t make the time to lay them out & pick myself up.

i could do that for everyone, but me, and that was enough to turn this desire into a raging ball of fire that hasn't been so kind to me as it sat in the pit of my stomach for over 3 years now. reminding me that the fire will only get bigger if i don't tend to it. & many times i thought the fire would burn me alive before i could convince myself that I gotta do this because this dream doesn't belong to anyone else.

so im here, seeking refuge in my dream. 

bringing it to life. 

i have finally laid my pieces out.

its time to rebuild, create, start over, put the pieces together & shine through the cracks.

this is not just about refuge.this is about the invitation you've received to join us at the roundtable to create magic. & how we can assist in getting you here.

cause you're necessary.

my healing needs your healing.

kiara creator & expressive arts facilitator

October 12, 2017 at 10:04PM