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  • January 15, 2023
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

 Our Multi-Storied Bodies:

In conversation about consent and participation

Sunday, January 15, 2023 Collab Salon: 4:00 – 5:30 pm NY time

with Poh Lin Lee (Quebec City, Canada)

What happens when we shift from viewing our bodies as a single entity to experiencing our bodies as a community of diverse members each with their own experience, position and stories? In this Collab Salon, Poh will share experiential exercises and stories of practice to discuss the possibilities that flow from a multi-storied invitation to our bodies to participate – with specific attention to consent and practices ‘with’ rather than ‘on’. These practices have been co-produced in conversations across diverse contexts and in response to experiences of displacement, injustice and exclusion.

We will take a look at micro-practices and lines of enquiry that can disrupt the familiar and expected ways our bodies might be invited (or not) into therapeutic spaces and conversations.This can assist us in attending to experiences of being mandated to therapy (by people, institutions or ideas), responding to the effects of trauma/non-choice and inviting us to move in unexpected ways in response and at times resistance to the ways in which we are being demanded of.

Learning Objectives

Co-learning emphasis

We hope that folxs join us to learn together about:

  1. Positioning in practice in ways that resist single-storied, totalizing conclusions about identity and experience by evoking the metaphor of our bodies as a community of members
  2. How value is assigned to the different members of our body and the types of relationships and conversations this shapes
  3. Considering a collective, community lens for diversity of experience, participation, consent and permission


Poh Lin Lee is a Chinese Malaysian Australian woman who comes to her practice through multiple experiences and relationships as a narrative therapy practitioner, social worker, co-researcher of trauma/displacement, writer, teacher, film protagonist and creative consultant. Since 2004 Poh has been engaged in therapeutic co-research with people and communities responding to themes of experience such as family and state violence, displacement (from rights, land, home, body, identity, relationships), liminality and reclaiming practices of staying with experience and preference. Creative and therapeutic fields intersected for Poh whilst working with people seeking asylum within a film project with director Gabrielle Brady, Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018). Poh is currently a freelancer creating crafted exercises and content to accompany people in their practices/projects/processes on Patreon alongside regularly tutoring, teaching and offering experiential workshops across therapeutic, creative and academic fields.

A Conversation with Poh Lin Lee


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