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Storytelling is a Love Language (First Edition): brought to you by the South Asian Youth Collective

Despite the increasing role of technology in our lives, we continue to live for storytelling! Stories tell us who we are, where we come from, and bring meaning and excitement to our lives. Storytelling was the way in which our ancestors were able to pass down knowledge, history and wisdom. Each one of us has an infinite number of stories within us, and we tell stories every day, even if we don’t think we do.

This event aims to de-colonialize the act of storytelling and aims to bring people together in order to share an intimate afternoon of sharing and connecting as authentically as possible.

For this edition, we invite storytellers who are people of colour AND identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming. Sign-up at the link below to tell a story, any story, between 5 – 8 minutes, as long as it is on the theme of “Firsts”. Stories do NOT have to be: memorized, “structured properly”, follow any rules of English class, etc.

Theme: “Firsts”
The theme for this edition’s event is “Firsts” (fittingly, as this is also our first edition of this event!) “Firsts” can come in many different forms: your first heartbreak, first act of rebellion, first words, first period, first love, first understandings of feminism, first time you heard a racial slur, and so on. You may reflect on this theme in a way that resonates with you, and we may learn that we hold many stories that were actually “Firsts”.

To sign up as a storyteller, please fill out the following (brief) form:

(there will be a limited number of spots for sign-up at the door)

Content of oppressive nature (racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, classist, etc.) will not be tolerated at this event.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail sawccyouth@gmail.com.

Accessibility: This space is not wheelchair accessible. There are steps to get into the building, from there you can take the elevator to the third floor.

Cost: Pay what you can


Join Waitlist We will inform you of any newly available spots for this workshop via email. Please note: once you receive the notice of availability, you will have 48hrs to register —or 24hrs if the workshop begins in a week or less— before the spot is made available to the next person.
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