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Not My Mother's Child: Black Women and the Family with Brittany Rogers

NOT My Mother’s Daughter is an explorative workshop, led by Brittany Rogers, intended to help Black women examine their roles in Black family structures. The workshop intends to help Black women look at the ways in which their own lives mirror and or deviate from their mothers, what trauma that may have caused, and what it means to create your own identity as a woman that differs from what you were taught. 

Brittany Rogers is trying to survive being a mother/educator/poet/Hufflepuff with her glitter and inner church girl intact. She gets joy from working with youth and dying her hair colors that black girls aren’t “supposed” to have.

Brittany was most recently on FreshWater Wordsmiths National Slam team, who placed 5th in group piece finals. She has work published or forthcoming in Mothers Always Write Journal, MoJo Anthology, undr_scr review, and Eunoia Review. Brittany lives and works in her hometown of Detroit, and plans to do so forever.

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Earlier Event: February 23
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Later Event: February 27
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