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043- Writing Nature for Healing with Dalbinder Kular

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Welcome back to another wonderful episode from The Earth Sea Love Podcast. With Dalbinder Kular, an imagineer and ancestral transcriber, this is another specially commissioned episode in collaboration with Northumberland National Park's Future Landscapes Festival. In this episode we‘ll be talking about how Dal is decolonising writing for healing. How Dal has created spaces where transformation is possible through language and creativity. Through exploring identity, race, memories, trauma and nature, with creative and life-based writing arts ~ poetry therapy, journaling, writing,  zine-making, Dal  is a powerful and creative. force in supporting herself and other women of colour to use their voice to take up space here, there and everywhere.

Speaking with our podcast host, Sheree Mack, Dal talks about:

  • Holding space for others
  • Living in Sheffield
  • Our True Nature and Field Notes 
  • Wild Ink, the MSc. Dissertation
  • Who Dal be? What Dal does?
  • Grief after the loss of a mother
  • Zine making
  • Creative identity and wildness
  • Changing Forms of writing inspired by Glue by Louise Wallwein
  • The creative process
  • Telling multilayered, complex stories
  • The Partition of 1947 creating India and Pakistan
  • In residence on Bardsey, the island of 20000 souls
  • Map making to locate the Self
  • COP26 Coalition
  • Speaking up for Nature
  • Childhood and Nature
  • The forthcoming Intrinsic anthology of writing 

Bio: 

Dalbinder Kular

Writer & Facilitator | Creative Writing for Healing.

Dal is a writer, educator and mentor specialising in creative and life-based writing arts and on a mission to ignite imaginations and decolonise the writing-for-healing arts. From leaving school at 16 years old with 3 O-levels, to severe burnout, grief and loss Dal has used the power of words to write herself back home and transform her life.

She loves to share everything she has learned with others.

Dal is British Punjabi/Sikh heritage, born and based in Sheffield, UK – on the edge of the glorious Peak District where she’s often found walking, having a cuppa and writing in her tiny camper, Muddy.  

 

Website : Dal Kular  - where you can sign up for the really useful  ‘Field Notes’ community newsletter.

Instagram: dalkular

Twitter: dalkular1

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