Since the beginning of time, man has been a story teller. In fact, the beginning of time itself is a story. Whether you believe in the big bang or the Bible, how we got here and why we are here and the implications there of, are all told through the lens of the narrative that defines how we see ourselves and how we see the world.
Story telling is vital to our sense of self. It is cathartic. When you tell your story, you own it and owning the story is the first step to healing for many within our society. Therefore we want to use the art of storytelling for at risk youth, victims of abuse and survivors...people in general who need to speak their own healing into existence. For at risk youth, they can have other things to do with their time and put their energy into creative things and create things that can help others. Others can learn from others when people are given the chance to express themselves.
We want to partner with community colleges across the country as well as PBS to not only create a place to incubate and learn how to communicate it, but a national platform to share it.