Time & Date
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 7:00 pm
MW Productions Virtual Event Open in Google Maps
In February 2020, multidisciplinary artist Amanda Shea learned she would undergo invasive surgery to repair two dislodged discs in her neck. In the 20 minutes that followed, Shea poured her emotions into a poem capturing the shock, anxiety and fear stirred by the risks of the procedure and its impact on herself and her livelihood. For Shea, “BODY” meant coming to terms with her own body’s journey and all it has endured. One year later, after releasing a video alongside her poem, Shea’s art has sparked new conversations around body positivity, body dysmorphia, eating disorders and disability (visible and invisible).
On May 5, join WBUR arts engagement producer Arielle Gray for a viewing of "BODY" and a discussion with Black and Brown women and artists about how they view themselves, health in the Black community and their treatment during traumatic and transformative moments.