Warrior Writers will host a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Writing Workshop virtually on Tuesday, May 31, 7:30-9:30pm EDT.
This workshop will consist of prompts from BIPOC writers and/or articles about topics that pertain to our communities. Please bring yourself, your ancestors, your heart, and of course your words to this exciting new space we’re creating to share in our life experience as people of color that goes beyond the military. Regardless of experiences with writing, combat, art, deployment, etc, any veteran or service member who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color is welcome at this workshop. No prior writing experience is required.
Angela Waller is a Pennsylvania native and “grew up” serving in various Army Reserve Medical units throughout the Philadelphia and surrounding areas as a Medical Laboratory Technologist. She’s now a published writer, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and advanced level Registered Yoga Teacher, with hundreds of additional hours of specialized certifications including two of her favorites; Prenatal Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga, all while expanding her wellness business serving diverse populations. After two deployments, Angela started practicing yoga again, writing poetry and volunteering which were all instrumental in helping her reduce stress. An avid volunteer of several international and national organizations, she was recognized for distinguished community service which twice earned her the President Barack Obama Volunteer Service Award. In early 2017 Angela founded her grassroots nonprofit organization created to bring the arts and various social events to veterans, older adults and children who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to engage in cultural activities. Angela is an activist, advocate, and philanthropist; she’s also an Ambassador for multiple organizations. Angela’s additional passions include her love for taking road trips, nature walks, world travel, photography, horseback riding and training puppies to eventually become future service dogs for veterans.