Storytelling | Empathy | Active Listening | Community
What do these words mean to you?
Through storytelling workshops, participants recognize key life moments responsible for shaping their development and influencing the lens in which they view the world. Participants share stories and create meaningful photographs that represent their narrative. Workshops for small or large groups as a transition and team building activity, or designed to focus on specific themes, such as masculinity, LGBTQ, coming out, or organizational values.
The #ThisIs____ Project creates community through sharing of personal and powerful stories. Model Storytellers are invited and coached early in the workshop session to share their stories to the group. Communities, teams, or organizations then embark on a storytelling journey through guided discussion and sharing.
Each participant creates a unique visual, which becomes part of a larger piece of art (such as a video collage) representing the community. Participants develop active listening, empathy, and reflective skills throughout the project.