Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – #CircleUp Series

Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness

a part of the #CircleUp – Building Community Through Healing Series


This first workshop is guided towards an open discussion on how we share our voices and experiences while meeting people where they are as a community. It will encourage us to reimagine the ways we express ourselves and support one another. Space for this session is limited to 20! Please be sure RSVP.


Zach, born and raised in NYC, is a performance artist, curator, writer, and aspiring educator. This past winter, Zach debuted their talk show concept “Legends, Statements & Stars!” as part of La Mama’s Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance. As Banjela Davis, Zach helped showcase the work of fellow LGBTQ artists of color. Zach’s interviews and original writing have been published by the Helix Queer Performance Network, Posture Magazine, Bronx 200, and Visual Aids. They have curated performances and visual exhibitions at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, BAAD! The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Project Reach, and at City College (CUNY), where they received their B.A. in Art History in 2012.


All of the workshops are free with an RSVP. The sessions are open to all genders. Free meals will be provided during the all of the sessions and metrocards are available for those in need. Childcare will be offered as well! Please email us if you need childcare and include the age of your child. Email us at for details and if you have questions.


We are living through an age where self-care and healing is not only elusive but being commodified at the same time. In 2015, our collective conjured free healing sessions, “The First Line of Defense is Our Bodies,” across Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. This year, we’re back and ready to heal in community with you.

We believe in a holistic health and healing perspective; health and healing is not just about a physical body, but being truly embodied in all aspects of our beings. This is particularly cruical as we navigate ever-changing landscapes and communities across New York City. 

Each workshop will explore a different method of healing; radical self-care, coming home to our bodies through movement, creating our own medicine, and through telling our own stories. Our hope is that you will not only harness the knowledge that is shared, but to go out and share these accessible practices with your communities.

Full Workshop Schedule:
1) Rediscovering Your Banjee Realness – Saturday, July 9
2) Movement Workshop – Sunday, July 24
3) Remedios and Medicine Making – Saturday, August 6
4) Storytelling Workshop – Sunday, August 14
5) Beach Circle/Closing – Saturday, August 27