PROGRAM: Crossing Point Arts
Voice Journey Workshop
A Zimbabwean proverb says, “If you can talk, you can sing; if you can walk, you can dance.” Whether we believe we “can’t carry a tune” or we identify as experienced singers – many of us (sometimes secretly) long to expand our vocal abilities, free ourselves from the fears surrounding creative expression, and allow our voices become the resounding instruments of our truth.
Voice Journey workshops enable participants to experience the intrinsic power of their voices. Participants are guided through an exploration of the capacity of the voice to de-stress, heal, and empower by practicing vocal techniques from all over the world as well as contemporary sound healing practices and musical forms.
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. GEMS was founded in 1998 by Rachel Lloyd, a young woman who had been sexually exploited as a teenager. GEMS has helped hundreds of young women and girls, ages 12–24, who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and to develop to their full potential. GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change.
*As a program commissioned by GEMS (via Crossing Point Arts),
this workshop is open only to members of the GEMS community.