GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ME? Open interactive writing and poetry workshop with Gloria Nzanga

Saturday 18/03 18:00-20:00 & Sunday 26/03 17:00-19:00

At the Anasa Cultural Center, 24 Sfaktirias & Plataion, Kerameikos

Information [email protected]

It is NECESSARY to register in the google form link below.

Registrations ( First come, first served.


The goal of this interactive writing and poetry workshop is to get in touch with ourselves, regardless of social or other limitations, and to realize that the body has a voice too.

We will discuss gender theory. We will refer to the definitions given in it and express our opinion, seeing in practice whether our answers are in line with reality.

Some questions we will discuss are the following:

  • What would we define gender if we could?
  • How do we see gender and how does everyone express themselves individually?
  • How fluid or not is gender?
  • Are we putting obstacles in the way of our mind and body?
  • What is society’s role in this and how does it relate to or conflict with our social/biological sex?

Through the rhythm of music, the search for words for the lyrics of poems and various other techniques that enrich the imagination and prompt us to write, we discover how thoughts and feelings have been shaped. As triggers, narratives, melodies and songs that they will either bring themselves or will be available to them in the workshop will be used to highlight topics for discussion that can be deconstructed.

The workshop will empower those who love to write but do not dare to capture thoughts, ideas, stories and dreams. It will encourage the creation of texts and the opportunity will be given (if the creators choose it) to share their work, during the workshop, where experiences, reflections on gender issues will emerge that will strengthen the techniques that help to liberate the imagination for writing.

Our workshop is self-contained and addresses all genders and nationalities and there is no restriction.

All actions are free and aim to enrich participants’ knowledge on issues related to gender identities, gender-based violence, rape culture, consent and the promotion of healthy interpersonal relationships.


Gloria Nzanga (Greece-Congo): She is a self-taught creative writer, a member of the queer community, a physical therapist assistant and a track and field athlete. He writes poems, rap lyrics and prose for spoken word events and slam poetry nights. She has developed her talent for creative writing and storytelling through the need to express herself and her poems spring from stimuli she receives from her daily life and concerns.

The workshop is part of the project “EQUAL_GEN: Young men and women for gender equality” that is implemented within the framework of the Active citizens fund Greece program with the coordinator Diotima Center, and partners Anasa Cultural Center and @Emantes – International Lgbtqia+ Solidarity.

The Active citizens fund program, amounting to €13.5 million, is financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims to strengthen and strengthen the sustainability of civil society and to highlight its role in promoting democratic processes, strengthening citizens’ participation in society and defending human rights. The management of the grant of the Active citizens fund program for Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodosaki Foundation and SolidarityNow.

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