“Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story”
The University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac will present “Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story,” a free performance by writer, storyteller and professor Kimberly Dark at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the University Commons, 400 University Dr.
Dark is a dynamic storyteller and was named one of the Top 6 LGBT campus speakers by “The Advocate” magazine.
According to Dark’s website, the performance “uses humor and first-person storytelling to uncover the various ways that women (and men) cheat the world of their fabulous human potential by focusing too often on appearance, sweetness and popularity, rather than living full lives.”
Dark’s visit is sponsored by the UW-Fond du Lac Fine Arts and Lectures Committee for this year’s DIY (Do It Yourself) theme.
“For me, this work is about creating social creators,” said Dark. “Helping people remember that we each have personal sovereignty. We each are entitled to create the culture in which we live. Because after all, we are creating the world, even as it creates us.”
Dark will also be at UW-Fond du Lac on Wednesday, Oct. 22, conducting a spoken word poetry workshop 12:30-2 p.m. and will emcee a spoken word open-mic 2-3 p.m. in the LGI-Room (UC-113/114). Sign-ups for the spoken word open-mic will begin at 2 p.m.
“The most important part of our DIY theme, to me, is empowerment—the ability to do something on your own,” says UW-Fond du Lac sociology professor Michaela Nowell. “Dark’s performance and workshop are about taking charge of your capability and ‘doing you’.”
All events are free and open to the community. For more information on Kimberly Dark, visit www.kimberlydark.com.
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