Journaling for Pregnancy
In this two-hour workshop, we will explore journaling practice as a form of creative expression and emotional support during pregnancy. Writing about your hopes, dreams, fears, and questions can help you gain self-confidence, alleviate anxiety, and approach birth and parenting with a greater sense of openness and clarity. Using the journal as a space for your imagination to bloom - through collage, coloring, and drawing in addition to writing - can help create a feeling of joyful connectedness to the profound creative work of growing and birthing a child. Through writing prompts and opportunities to decorate, illustrate, and embellish your journal, we will develop a simple daily practice that you can maintain throughout your pregnancy and into your life as a new parent.
$25 per adult. Limited to 8 participants. Please bring a blank notebook.
About the Instructor
Kym Ragusa is a mother, writer, and creative writing teacher. She is the author of The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty and Belonging, published by W.W. Norton and Company in 2006. Her essays have appeared in the anthologies Are Italians White: The Making of Race in America, The Milk of Almonds: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Culture, About Face: Women Write What The See When They Look In the Mirror, and Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo. She currently teaches in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing and Women's and Gender Studies Programs at MIT.