Bodies. We all have them. Yes, they come in different sizes, colors, abilities, genders, and so forth. But one thing holds true for all bodies—they absorb our every experience, and that gives shape to who we are inside our bodies.
But what are we to do when life, and especially work, hasn’t been designed to make room for the unique beauty our bodies carry? It’s not a radical statement to say that traditional work culture could really care less about our bodies.
From the trauma our bodies hold due to disease, PTSD, or oppression, to how we heal our bodies, to growing movements in body positivity, Work Redux | BODIES will help us shed the layers of shame we carry for not meeting whatever expectations others put on us.
We’ll hear from our speakers on how they’ve made room for their unique bodies, and are working to create that space for others. We’ll discuss what we can do as individuals to find and demand acceptance for our own bodies. And we’ll identify ways we can hold our work cultures accountable for nurturing every body.
Cat Polivoda, Cake Plus-Size Resale
Gaelynn Lea, musician and public speaker
Amira Adawe, The Beautywell Project
Mahtab Rezai, Clockwork
Serita Colette, Serita Yoga
About Work Redux
As part of Pollen’s mission to invest in human connection, Work Redux is an event series (and now also a network of leaders) that inspires questions, sparks discussion, and drives action to challenge cultural assumptions behind the current, dominant work culture. Together we will better understand how we can design and change the future of work.
7:30 – 8:15 AM – Registration, breakfast + networking
8:15 – 8:30 AM – Welcome + Performance by Gaelynn Lea
8:30 – 10:30 AM – Program
Ticket price includes breakfast and beverages. There is a public parking ramp at 101 SE 2nd Ave, a block and half from the venue, as well as metered parking on surrounding streets. Bicycle racks are also available. Machine Shop is accessible via public transit. Check metrotransit.org for routes and schedules.