Spirituality and Identity
As an Indigenous woman who grew up in American conservative Christian spaces and is now an interfaith advocate, Kaitlin knows what it means to go on a journey with identity and spirituality. In this talk, she will explore these topics through storytelling, poetry, and a look into what it means to heal as we go.
Author Talk: ‘Native’
In this compelling talk based on her award-winning book Native, author and storyteller Kaitlin Curtice shares insights about identity, soul-searching, and the never-ending journey of finding ourselves and finding God. As Curtice shares what it means to experience her faith through the lens of her Indigenous heritage, she reveals that a vibrant spirituality has its origins in identity, belonging, and a sense of place.
Importance of Inter-Faith Relationships and Solidarity
Interfaith relationships and solidarity are deeply connected. In this talk, Kaitlin will share about her journey in interfaith spaces and what solidarity means to her as an Indigenous woman while leading the audience to ask questions about what solidarity and hope mean to them.
Indigenous Rights and Ongoing Colonization in America
As an Indigenous woman living in the United States, Kaitlin knows the painful spaces of being “not enough” in many areas of her life. Based on her book Native, Kaitlin shares the importance of naming the ongoing colonization happening in America right now and how we should move forward—together.
Workshop with Guided Journaling on Care and Hope During Difficult Times
This workshop is for retreats and conferences that are looking for a little bit of time to slow down and process. Kaitlin will share stories and read from her books and ask what it means for us to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and ask what care looks like.
Workshop on Our Connection to Ourselves, Each Other, and Mother Earth
This workshop, often called “Holding Space in Difficult Times” is a chance for the audience to ask what it means to hold space for ourselves, each other, and Mother Earth. Kaitlin will share stories, read poetry and excerpts from her books, and guide the audience through questions along the way.
Kaitlin Curtice is an award-winning author, poet-storyteller, and public speaker. As an enrolled citizen of the Potawatomi nation, Kaitlin writes on the intersections of spirituality and identity and how that shifts throughout our lives. She also speaks on these topics to diverse audiences who are interested in truth-telling and healing.
As an inter-spiritual advocate, Kaitlin participates in conversations on topics such as colonialism in faith communities, and she has spoken at many conferences on the importance of inter-faith relationships.
Besides her books, Kaitlin has written online for Sojourners, Religion News Service, Apartment Therapy, On Being, SELF Magazine, and more. Her work has been featured on CBS and in USA Today. She also writes at The Liminality Journal. Kaitlin lives in Philadelphia with her family. You can find more about her work at www.kaitlincurtice.com.