Chosen Family by ibizo lami
Adapted from a spoken word solo show, Chosen Family by ibizo Iami is a raw but gentle story of recovery and strength. Set in the waiting room of Dr Unicorn's office, Ibizo reflects on the instances that have knocked her down and built them back up again. Through emotionally charged poems and monologues, we start to unpick the importance of boundaries, love and expression in the quest to recover the body from trauma. We meet friends and concepts along the way that shape Ibizo's journey to finding their chosen family
Zimbabwean born artist, ibizo lami, uses multiple mediums to celebrate her personal experiences and identity. Some core themes in their work are her motivation for positive mental health and love of good food. She is a former cohost of She Grrrowls, a feminist arts night in London and a regular feature at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. ibizo lami has performed live at multiple poetry events across the country including That's What She Said and Spoken Word London. ibizo lami is the founder and organiser for, Self Care Saturdays, an online event that discusses the nourishment of the mind, body and spirit. They have completed a run of Chosen Family at Brighton Fringe Festival, which has been adapted for the page by Burning Eye Books.