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2012 Bent Mentor Workshop with Mia Mingus: Writing Interdependency and Love for Our Collective Bodies
Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center
Seattle, WA
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2012 Bent Mentor Workshop with Mia Mingus: Writing Interdependency and Love for Our Collective Bodies
Please join 2012 Bent Mentor Mia Mingus for a writing workshop!
Saturday, November 17th
12 - 2pm
Location: Calamus Auditorium at Gay City, 517 E Pike St in Seattle.
Direct, wheelchair accessible entrance to Calamus Auditorium is the door to the right of the Kaladi Brothers entrance.
$15/ticket, $10 for Current Bent Students.

Writing Interdependency and Love for our Collective Bodies

This workshop is intended to explore our longings, dreams and hopes through reflection and writing. Mia writes, " As a queer disabled woman of color adoptee, I am questioning the very fabric that makes up love and, in particular, disabled people's access to loveor, rather, the kinds of love (and relationships) that disabled people have access to. How can disabled people who rely on our loved ones for daily access be our whole selves when that threatens the relationships our access and survival depends on? And how can this support genuine, deep, loving relationships?" Come and explore your relationship to love and how it has been shaped by your experiences of privilege and oppression.

Mia Mingus is a dynamic activist, writer, and speaker who has been working for liberation over the last decade. She was born in Korea, raised in the US Virgin Islands and has spent the last twelve years living and loving in the South. As a queer disabled woman of color and transracial, transnational Korean adoptee, Mia has a cross-movement heart. Through her work on disability, race, gender, reproductive justice, sexuality, and adoption, she recognizes the urgency and barriers for oppressed communities to build alliances for liberation. Mia was a Co-Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now until January 2010.  She is a founding member of the Disability Justice Collective and the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative.  

Accessibility Information:

Venue will be wheelchair accessible.

*This is a Scent Free Event*
Please do not wear perfumes, essential oils and other scented body, hair and clothing products. People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) are part of Bent's community, and out of respect for those who are coming to this event with MCS, we ask you to be fragrance free. If you are wearing scents, you will be asked to wash them off before entering the space. More information about being scent free can be found here:

For additional access needs, please contact Marisa at



Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center (View)
1625 19th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
United States

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Arts > Literary
Education > Workshops
Social > LGBT

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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