The Empowerment Oasis Project

The Poetry Experience

We don’t just read poetry. We experience poetry as a community. Poetry therapy promotes healing, growth, and interconnectedness. Through words, writing, symbols, and imagery we are transformed and inspired to be more.  Join this poetic mindful movement to “JUST BE”!


I am Catrell. My first experience with poetry therapy started in 2020 when COVID-19 forced many of us, in the field of education, to work from home. All higher ed. classes were forced into online platforms, and I found door.

I knocked and when it opened, it led me to my first graduate course in Expressive Arts Therapy. It was there that a poetry was revealed in a way that I had not experienced. I exploded with emotion and now I am trainee to become a Certified Poetry Therapist. Invite you to experience the magic that gave me purpose.

Below are upcoming projects for Empowerment Oasis Poetry Therapy Project.

Differently Able

This opportunity to share poetry is to promote disability awareness. I was diagnosed with PTSD in 2017. I was triggered and realized that I needed help, so I got it.

Voices of Self-Advocacy

“Self-advocacy is the ability to articulate one’s needs and make informed decisions about the support necessary to meet those needs.” NDC

No Barriers to Access

Join me in creating and opportunity for photo voice. This is simply taking or selecting a photo that represents a barrier and writing about it. Learn more below.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Barriers we Experience

Try Discover Social Justice Creatively

Let’s focus on creating change within so we share with others. The Empowerment Oasis Project is using poetry to heal martialized populations. Discover how below.

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