Queer Liberation in Poetic Narrative

leea allen

Sat 1 PM | Studio

More than words written on paper or spoken aloud, poetry is living testimony. Poetry has been a necessary art for me as a marginalized queer person of color, particularly in spaces that do not always acknowledge and affirm queer and trans voices. This session will offer you the tools to honestly articulate your suffering story in creative and powerful ways through narrative poetry. I encourage you to be vulnerable in sharing from your context and perspective in a safe, healthy, inclusive atmosphere. As we make space, queer and trans voices will be centered as we bear witness to our collective liberation. Poets will also have the opportunity to see their poetry featured in an upcoming chapbook. Come ready to be seen, be heard, and be transformed.

leea allen

leea is a Black singer-preacher-poet living in Atlanta. As a faith leader and freedom fighter, they work to bring Black and Brown queer and trans people in the South into real community in the body of Christ — particularly those living in poverty. leea is a 3rd year Master of Divinity student at Emory University and currently serves as a Worship Leader at Park Avenue Baptist Church, in addition to working for the Poor People’s Campaign and Presbyterians for a Better Georgia. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Medium @leeavallen.

94 Queer Poetic Liberation

Session #94