Good morning everyone!
This morning Jenny and I are staying in to prepare to tell the group our story. Today we will be splitting into three groups and each person will get the chance to tell their story--why they are who they are. This telling AND listening of everyone's stories is a perfect practice to accompany yesterday's session.
Yesterday, we did some improv exercises where we all wrote a story as a group. For example one exercise we all stood in a circle and everyone wrote one word of the story. This made us realize how we write our story as a group and how we have to respect the piece of the story that each person had to tell.
Then we watched a short speech by the Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie. It was about the danger of the single story. The speech emphasized that everyone and everything has many stories. To tell just one story of any people or place is to limit the freedom they have to be who they really are.
Here is a link to the speech if you wish to watch here.