ancestral storytelling workshop


This workshop is for those of us who crave to connect to the stories of the people we come from. It is for those of us that have access to some of those stories, and for those of us that don’t, but wish we did. For those of us who live in diasporic communities and question our relationship to our ancestors and homelands. For those of us that want to connect more deeply to the herstories of the lands we currently live on. For those of us that want to acknowledge the legacies and ongoing realities of genocide, on the lands we live on, and the lands our ancestors are from. This workshop is for all of us who believe that storytelling and art can be transformative tools used towards bridging the longing in our hearts and the political realities that have given cause to these longings.

Join us for a writing and interdisciplinary arts workshop where we will imagine into the past, integrate our experiences in the present, and vision into the future.


Dear Armen came out of a collaborative storytelling journey. We(Kamee Abrahamian and lee williams boudakian) set out to recover the legacy of Armen Ohanian. Born from a desire for herstorical representations of feminist Armenians that we are descendents from, we began a myth-making process integrating historical fact, imagined and intuitive rememberings, combined with our contemporary realities as queer and trans Armenians trying to make sense of our place inside the struggles within and beyond our communities. What came out of this process is Dear Armen. With this workshop, we want to share our process and be part of facilitating your own journeys of reclamation and remembering.


Boston, June 21, 2016 (MIT 6:30-9:30pm)

NYC, July 7th, 2016 (BAX/Brooklyn Art Exchange 6:30 – 9:30pm)


sliding scale $20-50*

*sliding scale suggests that you pay according to what feels affordable to you within the suggested range. folks making a living wage are encouraged to pay the full amount, as it makes room for others who need the reduced prices to access that space more readily. If cost is a barrier or you have further questions on how much you can or want to pay, please be in touch.

There is space for up to 10 participants.