Harvesting Hope: Mothering & Unmothered


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In honor of National Poetry Month, join Harvesting Hope facilitator and Poet Confidence Omenai as she employs poetry as a vehicle to support those struggling with mother wounds, motherhood, and being and feeling unmothered. Mother’s Day is marching toward us and for many, that day is a double-edged sword. This session will provide a brave space where participants will use poetry exercises to redefine motherhood on their own terms. Ideal for ages 18 and up.

The suggested companion book for this month is Mama, by Terry McMillan. Read at your own pace or listen to the audio.

Harvesting Hope is an intentional community for African American older adults to learn new ideas, read books that speak to their experiences, create, heal, and share resources while building an ongoing support network. Facilitated by Confidence Omenai in partnership with the Denver Public Library.

*This program is part of a series. Topics vary from month to month.

  • Thursday, May 25, 4-6pm: Black Mental Health Matters

Confidence Omenai, is a Nigerian American poet, community organizer, playwright, voice actor, and breaker of chains. Her work explores death, rebirth, and collective healing using the arts, racism, and martyrdom on the altar of motherhood and marriage. For fifteen years she has competed, performed, and curated shows across the nation. Confidence is an activist facilitating writing workshops, performing, and encouraging radical self-interrogation around the country at universities, high schools, middle schools, maximum security prisons, juvenile facilities, and more. Confidence is a Program Coordinator for Collective Healing Through Art, TEDxMileHigh Speaker, Pink Door Fellow, and Oklahoma State University Alum. Her work appears in A La Palabra: The Word is a Woman: Mothers & Daughters. She currently resides in Denver, creating transformative work across genres and clearing the way for her rebellious great-granddaughters, who will defend the earth in her name. Connect with Confidence on InstagramFacebook, or her website.

To request a sign language interpreter or real time captioning via CART Services, please contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or call 720-913-8487, with a minimum three (3) business day notice. To request other accommodations, please contact programs@denverlibrary.org.

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