LIVE from NYPL: Camonghne Felix with Bunny Michael: Dyscalculia
The poet and essayist Camonghne Felix negotiates the misalignments of perception and reality, love and harm, and the politics of heartbreak.
When Felix goes through a monumental breakup, culminating in a hospital stay, everything—from her early childhood trauma and mental health to her relationship with mathematics—shows up in the tapestry of her healing. Diagnosed as a child with dyscalculia—a learning disorder that affects a person's ability to understand numbers and math—Felix reckons that part of herself against her miscalculations in love. Surveying her adult gambles in intimacy, she asks who gets to assert their right to pain?
Camonghne Felix speaks about her meditation on loving yourself in the face of heartbreak with multi-disciplinary artist, spiritual teacher, and musician Bunny Michael.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Camonghne Felix, poet and essayist, is the author of Build Yourself a Boat, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry, shortlisted for the PEN/Open Book Awards, and shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Awards. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Academy of American Poets, Freeman’s, Harvard Review, LitHub, The New Yorker, PEN America, Poetry Magazine, and elsewhere. Her essays have been featured in Vanity Fair, New York, Teen Vogue, and other places. She is a contributing writer at The Cut.
Bunny Michael is a multi-disciplinary artist who has dedicated their work to awakening higher self-consciousness on the planet- the manifestation of love within all humans deconditioned by a hierarchical thought system. Bunny uses writing, music, visual art, and social media activism to spread their message, and has given talks and performed music throughout the United States and Europe. Bunny’s debut book, Hello Higher Self, is set for publication by Little Brown in winter 2024. They also host a popular advice podcast called XO Higher Self and formerly hosted a digital series on Vice called Broadly Hotline.
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