STORY:GNV is about three weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited. With our first conference right around the corner, now is a good time to reflect on the why. Why are we organizing Gainesville’s first conference on how to implement storytelling in business, healthcare and education?
Hearing Heaven’s story, and the three other brave girls who shared their experiences in school during the SISta Story Slam had a profound impact on me. These girls, by sharing their stories, helped me understand my own privilege in a new way.
I just spent a weekend in New York City, and met with an old friend, Karuna. This reminded me of a story that I shared at a meetup many months ago. The theme of the meetup was "Thankful." In honor of this trip, I'm going to present it here:
As I walked out on stage in front of over 1500 people, I found that I was much calmer than I expected to be. Rather than nerves taking over, I found the voice in my head saying, “you’re in front of 1500 of your closest friends.” And it turned out to be true.