Accolades is a funny thing when you are not seeking it. It can suck the joy right out of what you love doing (experience talking here). I loved facilitating digital storytelling workshops or story workshops. Loved it. I loved combining story with our arts – I was in love with all the stories that came to be ❤️ Then my job expected me to do it with my work constantly – I do mean constantly. Then people wanted me to come speak, teach, inspire! This became too much for me and I stopped storying and took a break… My love of story was being directed by others instead of by my love of story and community.
I story because I love it. I story because I believe people deserve to be heard. I story because it honors my culture. I story because it feels right. This is why I story and I just need to start storying again 💕 #storyemancipation #stopbeingagoofball
p.s. This comic hit a nerve this morning…
The Beginning of a Storyteller
It’s been a while since I wrote. I’ve been at the “crossroads” again in my life and it’s been occupying a lot of my time.
I wanted to share how I’ve come back to myself and it all started with a choice I made many years ago that was a first for me in California, and here I am, attending a Summer Institute with the StoryCenter in Berkeley, California, which is another first for me – both times I was at a crossroads in my life and here I am again.
The first time I was here back in 2009, I was blown away by my choice to become a storytelling facilitator, and now this first, at the StoryCenter, has reaffirmed, has lifted me back up of why I love story work. Enjoy.