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Know Your Self(ie) – Love Your Self


November 1 2019 - November 3 2019


Dr. Max Schupbach, Dr. Beatrice Leone


Self Expression at the Interface of our Inner Lives and Outer Challenges and Expectations

Our outer style and our relationship to how we appear in public follows social norms yet contains individual creative expression, assisting also in expressing unconventional parts and hidden talents and political messages. Aspects that we love in ourselves and aspects that we struggle with surface every day in many details in relation to how we “see” ourselves and style ourselves.

Traditionally communities have used body ornaments like clothes, scarification, body painting, beadwork, jewelry, animal parts, etc. to mark their identity and status, to point out achievements, celebrate and mourn, and also express their own individuality, power and gifts. Our outer style creates powerful support when facing illness, lack of resources and even death.

What at times can seem like a superficial interest in one’s appearance is a treasure trove of dreaming, a doorway to marginalized parts forgotten or just emerging, an entry door to renewed and deepened self-love and self-expression.

Join us for 3 days of self-discovery, personal power hunting and creative self-expression beyond the collective tyranny of fashion and lookism. Learn to appreciate your inner diversity and find a new way to discover your political agency in the face of role expectations regarding gender, age, ethnicity, family and community identities. THEN use your newly gained self-knowledge to create fresh spaces in the way you love yourself and care for yourself, in your relationships, with your family and with the world at large.

Seminar language


How much

Professionals: KSH 35,000 Grassroots Activists: KSH 9,500 Students: 2,600 Foreign Visitors US $ 400


Husna Said + Flavia Wanja
Phone: +254 726 944 200 or +254 704 717 314


November 1 2019 10:00 AM
November 3 2019 01:00 PM


Lenana House Conference Center - Lavington, Nairobi

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