Who Is Home? | Free Word

17 October 2019
18:30 20:30-

Presented by:
Free Word


An interactive writing workshop with Soofiya

Who is Home? Where is Home? When was the last time you were at Home? What does Home feel like?

Join Soofiya in a therapeutically-informed writing workshop, encouraging personal reflections on our experiences of Home. From feelings of fear, displacement and uncertainty to joy, safety and belonging – how do we come to terms with these contradictions and begin to heal the wounds that ‘Home’ may have created?

Over the course of the evening you will be invited to create a personal book of ‘Home’ guided by Soofiya through activities and creative prompts. Your completed books will be yours to keep, or if you wish to share them with us, they will be printed to become part of Soofiya’s collection titled ‘Who is Home?’ which will feature in the Somalinimo (till I dhimo) installation throughout the season.

This workshop is open to everyone regardless of writing experience.

Soofiya is a visual artist and design educator who has featured in all of Free Word’s seasons to date. Their work explores the intersections of therapy and art through topics such as race, gender, bodies, and body hair, featuring in The Guardian, Metro and The Independent, and at institutions including Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Parsons School of Design, New York and muca-Roma, Mexico City.

Season branding: THREAD Design | Illustration: Soofiya

17 October 2019
18:30 - 20:30
£6 / £5 (30 & under)

Free Word



Visual Artist

Soofiya is a visual artist and design educator. Their design practice centres around illustration, visual identity and book design, with most clients tending to be in the arts, cultural and activist sector. Soofiya's art practice and writings aim to articulate a commentary on gender, race, politics and bodies through a DIY and therapeutically informed approach. Soofiya speaks, teaches and facilitates workshops across the UK in museums, galleries, schools and universities and is a regular lecturer at Ravensbourne. Soofiya's writing has been in a handful of books, including Can We All Be Feminists published internationally as well as independent magazines and newspapers both online and in print.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible. 

  • Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
  • Meeting rooms and offices are accessible by lift from the ground floor
  • There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor
  • Hearing loops are available at the box office and the theatre (when set up theatre style) and in all meeting rooms
  • If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

Please talk to our team if you have specific access requirements.