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Chrysalis Zine Launch Party + Reading | El Viento Bajo Mis Alas: Celebrating the Voices of Winged Women

  • The Ark Bookstore 133 Romero Street Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

Join us in celebrating the voices of a group of “winged women” from Esperanza Shelter and Support Center, who are not only survivors of domestic violence, but thrivers. El Viento Bajo mis Alas is a short, bilingual publication of poetry and reflections inspired by the book When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams compiled through a creative and collaborative process.


“My voice bubbles up from my heart and my body and bursts from my lips

small at first, gaining its strength.

Powerful my heart is.”

-El Viento Bajo mis Alas


“I am a woman with wings dancing with other women with wings. In a voiced community we all flourish.”

-Terry Tempest Williams

There will be a silent auction to benefit Chrysalis

Chrysalis is designed to offer creative and contemplative programs to women who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity, particularly the intersecting populations of women who are incarcerated or on probation and parole, in substance abuse recovery, and survivors of domestic violence. Continuing a partnership with Esperanza that began in 2016, this spring we’ve been facilitating a group for survivors in spired by the text When Women Were Birds: 54 Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Williams, answering a call from friends across the country to honor Audubon’s Year of the Bird by reading this book and using our creative voices in response.