Trikone and D’Lo have teamed up to create a protected environment in which people can openly and creatively share their story and coming out process. Our stories are unique and powerful and yet are not shared with the world, let alone, with one another.
Time: Saturday, October 22 at 12:00pm – November 5 at 3:00pm
Location: 580 California Street, 16th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104
You MUST attend all 3 Saturdays: Oct 22nd, Oct 29 and Nov 5th. 12-3pm.
Many members of our community are immigrants who are closeted or in isolation because there is no place for them to be both South Asian and out about their sexuality/gender orientation. Many queer desis suffer from mental stress, depression, and suicidal tendencies, but are not comfortable reaching out for help.
There are no pre-requisites in order to be a participant. However, one must be open to listening, sharing and writing in order to be considered for this workshop. Respect for one another is the main ground rule and everyone will be asked to make a concerted effort to create a safe and comfortable environment for one another.
**To attend the workshop, please RSVP to D’Lo directly. Once your email has been received, you will be sent a short application which you should fill out and return to D’Lo prior to the workshop. Space is limited, so please don’t delay.**
FEEDBACK from earlier workshops:
“I participated in the Satrang sponsored workshop “Coming Out Coming Home II” that was facilitated by D’Lo. It was one of the most energizing writing experiences for me. He laid out the rules, and let us run with our inspiration. He challenged us to go deeper into our experience, and more honest in our expression, of being “the other”. He created the safe space that allowed each participant to fully express themselves with complete candor.
I would like to be able to participate in further writing events with D’Lo, and would be honored to be included.
– Juhi Kalra
“My experience at the workshop, I feel, was a life-changing event. I had always wanted to write prior, but didn’t know if I had it in me. The workshop pushed me to put the pen to the paper and bring it out, and boy, did it bring it out of me! I never imagined watching people laugh and cry at my coming out experience!
I will now continue writing.
– Ed Mofrad