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Mindcamp Choice Session Description

Radical Self-Expression
Creativity as a path to liberation
(Negin Sairafi)
Mind U session

Radical self expression is the practice of unapologetically expressing one’s identity, culture, experiences, personality, spirit, emotions and thoughts, not limited to a specific medium, person, field or artform. Radical self expression is also a process of deconstructing and unraveling the ‘self’, understanding the mind, body and spirit connection, as well as how ‘self’ is interlaced with ancestral, familial, social and cultural layers. This process interrogates, analyzes and examines ‘self’ through expression, as a way to curiously question our relationship to ourselves, people, places, things, the planet and the cosmos. Practicing radical self expression as a path to liberation explores the relationship between being alive and feeling alive.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Deepen your connection to your personal narrative
  • Deepen your connection to your creative power
  • Side effects may include noticeable shifts, moments of clarity and unexpected emotions
Negin Sairafi
Toronto ON
Negin Sairafi is an Iranian-Canadian designer, creator, producer and educator. She’s the former co-chair of TEDxToronto and a co-founder of Reset. Throughout her career Negin has worked with organizations such as Design Exchange, Humber College, Annex Hotel, The Centre for Social Innovation and WoodGreen Community Services, as well as with experts such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Shefali, Marie Forleo, Dave Asprey and Michael Beckwith.

Negin is curious about exploring the edges of human potential, and designing programs, experiences and community platforms that create space for meaningful connection, self expression, and profound personal and cultural shifts. Through her work, she aims to transform the internal and external barriers that limit us both individually and collectively, so that we can continue to re-imagine and co-create the future we want and need.

This is Negin's first year presenting at Mindcamp.
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