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Cassandra Myers: Resisting Endurance Culture Through Self-Massage


“Resisting Endurance Culture Through Self Massage for Survivors and Friends” 

Workshop by Cassandra Myers

August 25, Thursday, 6-7PM

This trauma-informed, survivor centric workshop will encourage people who have tendencies towards a freeze response to muscularly release deep and surface level tension using everyday items and self touch. 



Mats will be provided for participants to sit comfortably on the floor, however, if you would prefer to bring your own mat or blanket, you are welcome. Participants are also encouraged to bring a massage oil of their preference.

Max: 10 Participants*

*While there are no requirements for joining this workshop, we will be prioritizing those who self-identify as a trauma-survivor.

> Due to use of massage oils, the workshop will not be a scent-free environment.

> There are two steps at the front entrance of Lakeshore Arts and washrooms are located on the lower level down a set of stairs.

> “Resisting Endurance Culture Through Self Massage for Survivors and Friends” is presented in conjunction with Ecologies & Cosmologies (2022 Themed Commission).

The Themed Commission is supported by the EQ Bank


Cassandra Myers

Cassandra Myers (they/she/he) is a queer, non-binary, crippled, mad, South-Asian-Italian performance poet and counsellor from Tkaronto, Ontario. Raised in the slam poetry community for seven years, Cassandra has earned titles such as the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Champion. As he transitions to the page, her work has won the ARC Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Year Award 2021 and the Reader’s Choice Award. Their first collection of poems, Smash the Headlights, is forthcoming from Write Bloody North Publishing.