Freer Form is a portable creativity school. Four times a year, it takes shape as In Surreal Life – a 31-day, global, communal, online class offered quarterly (January, April, August, and September). Throughout the year, Shira also offers her 1-on-1 course, as well as in-person experiences such as lectures, workshops, or commencement speeches. Freer Form is always centered around our human potential, powered by commitment and pliability, craft and creativity.
Shira believes most suffering can be traced back to isolation. She's obsessed with art as a way to experience vitality and connection. She's propelled by process, presence and potential. The mystery and transience of being alive fuel her expressions. Creativity has taught her that it's not entirely natural to confine one's self to a specific shape for too long. No matter the medium, joy and growth can be found in reaching for your newest shape, your freer form.
As a writer, artist, and musician, Shira can't be creatively contained. It is by this ethos and spirit that Freer Form flexes and shape-shifts, defies categorization, and creates in the name of love. In the words of James Baldwin, "I use the word 'love' here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of grace — not in the infantile American sense of being made happy but in the tough and universal sense of quest and daring and growth."