Come As You Are Healing Fair

Come As You Are Healing Fair

Event Type: screenings, visual arts workshops, music, performance & writing workshops

SAT SEP 16 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Overview Come As You Are Healing Fair

SAT SEP 16 | noon – 5pm |FREE 

The Healing Fair is an event curated to compliment the Come As You Are exhibit. Come spend a full afternoon immersed in healing focused on education, information, artistic expression, and good old fashion energetic release! The Healing Arts fair is an interactive experience that has something for everyone. Join us for a movie screening, take part in a healing workshop, engage in some dance medicine, gather information from healing practitioners and allies from across the city. Enjoy our line up of perfomers with uplifting music and poetry and let your voice be heard at our open mic ending the day with your own voice!

Curated by The Rising Mama.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Yoga w/ Ana Temple Rodney

12:00 PM -1:30 PM
- Film
Screening of "Out of Our Heads" + Panel
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Cranked Up Cardio - Will Jefferson
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Zumba - Jaree Cottman
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Underground Hip Hop Dance Party - DJ Graffititech
*Unfortunately, Maria Broom's previously scheduled Dance Medicine Workshop is canceled.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Mediataion w/ Alanah Nicole
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Quinton Randall - Blues Guitarist and Singer/Songwriter
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Chin-Yer - Spoken Word Poet
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - The Kollective - R&B singing group
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM - Poet Deep - Hip/Hop Activist
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Open Mic
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Visionboarding Workshop w/ Black Wombyn Rising

12:30PM - 1:30PM - Monument Quilt Workshop w/ FORCE
2:00 PM - 3:00PM - Herbal Healing Workshop w/ Shannon Winston

Organizations will be set up in the main gallery to answer questions.
Mama Saray's Soul Food will be availabe for purchase starting at 2:00PM at the Lobby



The Rising Mama serves the Baltimore community in their healing needs and is excited to present the Healing Arts Fair at the Creative Alliance. Ana Temple Rodney founded The Rising Mama shortly after recovering from a Traumatic Birth and Pregnancy. The Rising Mama provides Reiki healing for the whole family, doula support for mothers, body positive fitness opportunities for the whole family, and a line of self care products crafted around the chakra system.


Alanah Nichole is a local Spoken Word Artist, Event Curator, Meditation Facilitator & Much More. Alanah uses her rhythmic voice to guide seekers through guided imagery bringing them closer to Source, Reasoning, Peace & Relaxation.

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE is most known for the Monument Quilt, a growing collection of over 2000 survivor stories, stitched, painted and drawn onto red fabric.

is a multi award-winning poet, creative writer, vocalist, and art curator. She is the two time winner of the prestigious Adele V Holden writing completion (2015 & 2017) awarded to the writer who
"demonstrates an understanding of craft, distinctive literary vision and voice”.

Shannon Winston is a Herbalist based in Baltimore City. Shannon has been a practicing herbalist in Baltimore getting her hebalisim degree from Maryland University of intergrative health. Shannon believes that mother earth is our first point of contact when it comes to healing.

Will Jefferson's Cranked Up Cardio is a multi-level, integrative fitness format that takes basic aerobic steps and cranks them up to dance moves inspired by the Baltimore Club scene. Our format promotes family-friendliness and body positivity, creating an environment for all to enjoy. We crank up and rock off for Bmore!

Jaree Cottman, is a licensed social worker, wife, mother, Zumba instructor, and public health advocate. Born, raised and flourished in Baltimore, MD; Cottman has a uniquely positioned love for community, health and wellness. She blends her passions using an integrated approach in her mental health practice, helping clients achieve balance in mind, body and spirit.

is a baltimore born and bred artist, producer and DJ. He's worked with artist such as Greenspan, Wayne Watts, and was featured as a producer on Leaders of a beautiful Struggles compilation album "The Foundation". As a DJ Graffititech has played at Flow Fest, Artscape and will play at this fall's Sticky Bun Fest.

"The Kollective"
is a Baltimore based singing group made up of 6 friends who have an undying love for music! Each member has an extensive musical background and appreciation for the arts! The goal of the group is to "spread love through song"! You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram under "thekollective6"!

Poet Deep
is a hip hop artist from Baltimore, MD that makes music and content geared toward raising awareness of political, social, and cultural issues. 
"My music is about empowerment, encouraging black people to believe in themselves and work towards a reality where they're functioning in their best self interest. Music is simply a vessel to accomplish this mission."

A passionate blues player from Baltimore, MD - Quinton Randall distinctive growling vocals and wailing guitar work have become a favorite of any audience lucky enough to hear it. He's got an old soul and an intimate connection to his guitar that shines out of his every tune. “I want them to feel a sense of hope, clarity, and freedom” says Quinton Randall, also known as “Q," His talent with his instrument of choice was birthed in 2005. His audience could recognize his potential even then at age 16. His earthy tones resonate with his mixed audiences. His mission is to give his audience what music gave to him, which is an outlet. He has experienced firsthand what blues can do for the soul and wants to continue to spread that feeling everywhere.

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