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The Strong Women Project ~ Strengthening Our Communities through Storytelling

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING ©Srebrenka Peregrin and Erika Katačić Kožić The storytelling scene in Croatia is still in its fledgling state, but thanks to several dedicated storytellers scattered throughout the country, it is slowly starting to spread its wings. The two of us met at a local storytelling event in 2014, …

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The power of story

Isthmus   October 18, 2018 By Catherine Capellaro Nestor Gomez says he is the last person you’d expect to see sharing personal stories in front of a large crowd. “I used to stutter badly,” says Gomez, one of 10 storytellers who will perform at the annual Moth GrandSLAM Championship on Oct. 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. “My mother …

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Crossing The Line

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING ©Allison Cox He had crossed the line… one too many times, leaving me battered in both body and soul. So I called my friend Reen, who was planning a trip out west and asked, “Can I come with you?” And alleluia, she said, “Yes!” Reen had just …

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Adapting the Story “The Star Thrower”

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Kate Dudding After agreeing to tell stories at a ten-year-old’s birthday party, I asked her mother, “What things is your daughter interested in?” “She loves everything about the sea, especially starfish.” “Oh, I’ve heard a story about a starfish. I’ll be sure to tell it at the …

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Social Justice, Healing Story & Resilience

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Mike Seliger The Healing Story Alliance (HSA) recently posted a new section on its website: “Healing Story and Social Justice.” Still a work in progress, this initiative encourages contributions of stories, links, articles, commentary, and announcements of relevant events (concerts, workshops, etc.). It seeks to address a need …

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Tricking The Trickster

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Gemma B. Benton I went to sleep believing that the morning would provide new hope and a positive new direction. Instead, I awoke to what I considered an inconceivable nightmare and devastating reality. I was stunned. More than anything I felt a deep betrayal. I felt betrayed …

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Special Talents! Special Audiences! Special Money!

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING ©Joseph Andrecjahk Galata There is a saying in the professional marketing arena – “Anytime that you can easily and inexpensively distribute your product that the public wants, then you have a chance for success. ”Both novice and experienced storytellers can more readily than not – either in …

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Melisande’s Lipstick

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Loren Niemi After she had the last top tooth pulled… (For reasons not worth going into) She said she was excited to get dentures Not for the eating but for the lipstick They could again be framed by. Forget the possibility of a red smear on …

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StoriesWork And Unique Storytelling

DIVING IN THE MOON HONORING STORY, FACILITATING HEALING © Lenora Ucko, PhD A Storytelling Organization StoriesWork, a Durham, North Carolina non-profit founded by Lenora Ucko in the year 2000, developed a program for group discussion of folk stories to encourage insight and provide tools for coping with life’s challenges. How do we do this? We use the magic and …

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