Demolishing shame. Building power. Mabel's Voices

Upcoming Events

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Tuesdays starting January 21 through February 25 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM at Mabel Wadsworth Center.

In a safe environment of compassion and acceptance, discover how breathing and gentle movements can help you self-regulate and ground yourself during times of anxiety and stress. You will learn simple self-care techniques including gentle stretching and movement, relaxation and meditation. The class will end with guided muscle relaxation and meditation.

This is a trauma informed class, built on the foundations of trust, personal choice and consent. The instructor will not offer physical adjustments to students. Students are guided to listen to their own bodies and are given choices to modify any movement. People of all ages, genders, abilities, and levels of yoga experience are welcome to join us.

Yoga mats are provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own! Classes are free and open to the public. Drop-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated. Please email abbie@mabelwadsworth.org to RSVP.

Mabel’s Annual Roe Events:

Part One: Mabel’s Voices Abortion Story Crafting Workshop

Must RSVP. 

Friday, January 24th from 3:30-5:30pm at the Health Equity Alliance (304 Hancock Street, Suite 3B, Bangor)

 A story-crafting workshop to demolish shame and build collective power led by Dr. Lily Herakova (she/her), a professor of communication and Mabel’s Board Member, and Abbie Strout-Bentes (she/her), Mabel’s Director of Education and Community Engagement. Open to anyone who has had an abortion.

Workshop description: Storytelling is a constructive action – it helps us build trust, make connections, perform the im/possible, and elevate our knowledge and understanding. Join us as we craft a community around the sharing of our abortions stories. Throughout the workshop, we will explore together stigma and shame, you will have the opportunity to craft your personal abortion story and tell it in an intimate, confidential storytelling circle at the end of the workshop. we hope that you will join us in this collective effort to make our stories matter.

The workshop will be followed by a public story-sharing event at Tea and Tarts in Bangor titled Abortion Story Sharing. Workshop participants do not need to share their stories at the public event but are welcome to.

RSVP here.

Part Two: Abortion Story Sharing

Open to the public.

Friday, January 24 from 6-8pm at Tea and Tarts in Downtown Bangor

Join us for tea, tarts, and story sharing as we recognize the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event is open to the community, whether you wish to share a story or simply listen. We will also have stories available to read from the Abortion Out Loud and Shout Your Abortion.

If you have questions about this either event, please email Abbie Strout (she/her) at abbie@mabelwadsworth.org.

Snow date: January 31

Galentine’s Day

February 8, 2020 from 11 AM – 1 PM at Jeff’s Catering, Brewer.

Galentine’s Day (based on NBC’s hit show Parks and Recreation) is a celebration of the many platonic relationships in our lives, with a healthy dose of breakfast foods and crafting. This year’s planned crafts include Galentine making, cookie decorating, patch embroidery, and bracelet making. “Galentine’s” of all genders are welcome to attend!

Our breakfast items will include french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, home fries, fruit, and pastries with coffee and juices for refreshments. There will also be a cash bar on site for those who enjoy mimosas, bloody marys, and other alcoholic beverages.

Get your tickets today: $25 through Eventbrite or $30 at the door if tickets are still available. This event is open to everyone regardless of your ability to pay. Complementary and Pay What You Can tickets are available for those who need them. Children under 12 are free!