Truth and Dare will be a series of photography based art-making workshops for young Muslim women aged 16-24. The workshops provide a opportunity to explore identity, strengthen self confidence and create a sense of belonging.
During the sessions we will look at issues that young Muslim woman face in their everyday lives such as: perceptions and cultural constructs, marginalization in society, gender roles, violence and oppression, and the everyday choices that we are faced with that make up who we are. We will collectively share and use our skills to create art and release the stress that we might be experiencing as a result of violence in our lives.
The sessions will provide the tools and technical skills to create art and use it as a therapeutic form and as an emotional outlet. Participants will learn to engage through art, create connections, build trust, find new career paths, and build skills with the assurance that they are not alone.
Truth and Dare Project is supported by grants from ArtReach Toronto and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Presented in partnership with Outburst! Muslim Young Women Safety Project & Pomegranate Tree Group.