Organised by Riposte Magazine
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To mark the launch of our digital edition exploring the theme of Joy we're hosting a discussion around the topic of Joy As Resistance.
Over the last 18 months, areas of our lives have felt uncertain and at times under attack. Loss of life, police brutality, corrupt governments, racism and rampant inequality has led to a lot of us sitting with and reliving deep traumas. None of this is new, but the pandemic pulled back the curtain and brought a lot of hidden issues into sharp focus.
For this discussion, we have brought together contributors to our latest digital edition to discuss how they have coped over the last 18 months, why it is important to make space for lightness in our lives when things feel heavy, how they have carved out joy in their lives at a time when it has felt in short supply and how reclaiming joy can be an act of resistance.
Tahmina Begum, who will chair the discussion, wrote a moving and personal essay on how food offered solace and joy during a period of grief.
Claire Yurika, shared an insight into her tarot practice as a way to encourage self-reflection and connect with those who aren’t in our lives anymore.
Meryem Slimani, known for the joyous work she creates with her mother Najate, Meryem will join us to discuss the photography project that came out of a dark period in her family’s life.
This event will be held on Zoom, the link will be shared 24 hours ahead of the event and there’ll be time for questions from our audience at the end of the discussion.