Mutations in Relentless Bodies: Intimate Access pt 2- Community in Convo

11/24/2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm EST
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Join us on Tuesday 24 Nov at 6:00 PM EST!

Intimate Access--Detroiters telling Embodied Stories-- a conversation with Aiko Fukuchi, Owolabi William Copeland, Gwi-Seok Hong, Tawana Petty

Topics will include: Connecting familial and personal narratives, how we experience our bodies and sickness in our public lives and in our creative selves; how we experience Normative and/or Deviation as forces in our lives.

Relentless Bodies is a creative disability justice collective for Afrikan Indigenous and People of Color based in Detroit. Our collective of multi-dimensional beings gathers to intimately explore how our body-minds impact the narratives we create through our art.

Accessibility: We will have captioning provided for all events. We also will have ASL interpretation. Please contact if you have other accommodations you would need to participate fully.

This event is sponsored by Poets & Writers and the Transforming Power Fund


the Mutations in Relentless Bodies series continues:

The series will continue with “Weaving Stories within Relentless Bodies” Writing Workshops on December 5 and 12.


Owólabi William Copeland is an essayist, poet, cultural worker and MC from Detroit (aka Will See). He has released two hiphop albums and two mixtapes.

Aiko Fukuchi is a community organizer and writer living in Detroit, MI. Their writing explores themes including intergenerational trauma, joy, and knowledge, interwoven histories, solidarity, resistance, and home through a queer, Japanese American perspective. This past month, they lead a virtual writer’s workshop in partnership with Rising Voices of Asian American Families (RVAAF) which focused on collaborative narratives and the impact of familial relationships on our physical well-being as individuals.

Hong Gwi-Seok (she/they) embraces the space where body and language meet, as an Iyengar Yoga teacher, a poet and essayist, advocate for disability rights, and healing justice practitioner. As an immigrant, Detroit transplant, mother, and grandmother, Gwi-Seok occupies in-between spaces and generations, as a seeker and provider of healing and caring.

Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author.  She was born, raised and calls her home Detroit, Michigan. She is the author of Introducing Honeycomb,Coming Out My Box, thePetty Propolis Reader: My Personal and Political Evolution, and Towards Humanity: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing. Honeycomb is also a founding member and editorial board member of Riverwise Magazine.




Contact Information

Owolabi William Copeland