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Afrofuturism Discovery Academy


This is Why I'm Fly!


with Sherinda Bryant

Calendar Feb 1, 2024 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks



Unveiling Flight Symbolism - Exploring the Power of Metaphor in African and American Cultures

Course Title: "This is Why I'm Fly!"

Overview: Embark on a captivating journey through the intertwined histories of African and American cultures as we explore the concept of flight as a metaphor. Discover how flight symbolism has empowered, resisted, and allowed for self-expression. Immerse yourself in literature, art, and oral traditions to reveal the hidden narratives behind this powerful metaphor and its enduring influence on diverse cultures.

Course Highlights: 

Explore the roots and cultural significance of flight symbolism.Investigate how flight evolved from history into metaphor.

Infuse depth and meaning into your flight-inspired creations through literary themes.

Discover the enduring legacy of flight in fostering resilience and self-identity.

Examine the integration of flight themes in contemporary music and its cultural connections.

Explore the journey of creating a world where individuals can confidently embrace their identity.

Reflect on the myriad interpretations of flight and their impact on empowerment, aspirations, and an empowered future.

Course Description: This course offers a compelling exploration of flight symbolism's deep roots and evolving meanings in African and American cultures. Uncover hidden stories and the enduring significance of flight as a metaphor.

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Wellness and Worldbuilding 1


with Sherinda Bryant

Calendar Jun 18, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 5 weeks

Course: Wellness and Worldbuilding - Nurturing Imagination Through Self-Care

Summer 2024: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-12:30pm

Course Description: Embark on an exhilarating journey into the enchanting world of "Wellness and Worldbuilding." In this unique course, we'll dive into the captivating realms of self-care, creativity, and world creation. Join us as we explore the transformative power of wellness and its remarkable ability to fuel our imagination.

Overview: Unlock the door to your imagination by discovering the link between wellness and creativity. As we explore this engaging course, we'll embark on a dual adventure of nurturing our well-being and building imaginative worlds. Through dynamic activities and thought-provoking discussions, you'll gain insights into the art of self-care and the magic of crafting your own unique realms.


-Supercharge Your Imagination: Imagine wellness as a superpower that empowers your creativity. Learn how taking care of yourself can unleash your imaginative potential like never before.

-Craft Your Wellness Hero: Design a wellness superhero version of yourself equipped with unique self-care strategies. Unveil your strengths and explore ways to care for yourself while nurturing your creative spark.

-Challenges as Building Blocks: Discover how challenges can be stepping stones to well-being and inspiration. Turn obstacles into opportunities as you weave self-care into a fun treasure map of growth.

-Architects of Imagination: Become the architect of your own imaginative world. Create captivating characters and breathe life into the worlds they inhabit, all while intertwining their wellness journey.

-Innovate Through Worldbuilding: Imagine your world as a playground for innovation. Explore various facets of your world – from education to problem-solving – and shape it to inspire limitless creativity.

-Empowering Solutions: Craft a narrative that showcases your character's journey towards better wellness and inventive solutions. Illuminate the path they pave and transformations they spark in their world.

Join us for "Wellness and Worldbuilding," a course that takes you beyond the ordinary and into the extraordinary. As we learn to care for ourselves and construct imaginative realms, we'll uncover the magic that comes alive when wellness and creativity intertwine. Get ready to explore, imagine, and thrive like never before!

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