Mai’a Williams is a writer, editor, visual and performance artist. It was her living and working with Egyptian, Palestinian, Congolese, and Central American indigenous mothers in resistance communities, that inspired her life-giving mothering work and visionary art-making practices. She is the co-editor of the anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines and the author of the memoir, This is How We Survive: Revolutionary Mothering, War, and Exile in the 21st Century to be published in December 2018.
Mai’a’s work is inspired by women intellectuals and artists and by the liberatory, resistance communities with which she has worked and lived. Using poetry, storytelling, performance, electronic literature and visual art, she invites us to create art that counters the everyday oppressive, hegemonic messages that we receive and to envision new ways that we can experience freedom, community, love, care taking, resilience, courage and embodiment. Mai’a loves to co-create work that is collaborative, visionary, and revolutionary.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Springboard will provide beverages and appetizers and Mai’a will share what projects she will be working on while she is in residence.