Season 14 is here, and we’ve barely had time to celebrate the amazing work done in Season 13. Given my long to-do list, I felt tempted to skip this post… but I won’t. In fact, I believe we need to celebrate our achievements more often.
We already do this internally at staff meetings. Our weekly standing agenda has a few minutes to do shoutouts – of ourselves, the storytelling coaches, the storytellers, our partners and members and funders, the volunteers… and everyone who makes this work possible! It helps us to focus on assets and notice incremental changes. It also reminds us to express gratitude to others. Given all the challenges and stressors in the world, I find it really important to point my brain in that direction ☺️.
S0, shall we? Here are some of Ex Fabula’s Season 13 accomplishments!
Hosted 191 events, including in-person StorySlams!
Featured 108 stories on stage, including over 60 first-time tellers!
Carried out a Mental Health storytelling project that leveraged personal stories to reduce mental health stigma; included storytelling workshops in partnership with NAMI SE WI, Grand Avenue Club, and Black Space, a curated StorySlam in January 2022, and the sharing of stories via media partnerships.