Postcards from the Diaspora

Led by Idil Hassan

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Past Event

This event was on Thu 20 May, 6:30pm

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Conversations on Journaling

Led by Idil Hassan, this session looks at the practice of journaling and its role in making sense of our place in the world. Through structured discussion and some practical exercises, the workshop will present ideas for starting or maintaining a journal. We will explore the radical potential of journaling as a method for documentation during times of social upheaval, as a tool for radical self-acceptance, and as a means for unblocking other creative practices.

This event is free, but spaces are limited and booking is required.  This event will take place on Zoom; attendees will be sent a link, text and guidelines ahead of the event.

Whitechapel Gallery with NUMBI: Postcards from the Diaspora

A series of readings and workshops curated by Kinsi Abdulleh, artist and co-director of NUMBI, a Somali-originated African-centred arts and heritage organisation. Sessions are led by black womxn and gender non-conforming artists, writers and thinkers engaging with language, decolonisation, intersectionality and diasporic thinking.

People of all genders, sexualities, faiths and ethnicities are welcome.

Texts are provided in advance, with large-print versions available. An audio recording of each text is available upon request. If you have questions or requirements concerning access and inclusivity during these events, contact us on

About Idil Hassan

Idil Hassan is the Project Co-ordinator for Numbi Arts and a member of the Somali Museum team. Her artistic practice encompasses hair dressing and poetry, the only criteria being that she is making work she feels called to create.