Two women. Sharing greetings, hugs & tears, they exchange a story or two along with exclamations of joy. Across the room, new connections were being formed and community building began to take shape.
On Sunday the Live Artists Studio hosted the Women’s Community Dialogue, the third and final spring event of the “MY SISTER’S STORY: A Public Art & Community Dialogue Project“. Sponsored by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion and FROM HERE TO HER Artist Collective!, women of various ages & backgrounds came together to show support of one another while exchanging ideas on how to build and strengthen their communities.
Curator Katie Mullen shared what inspired her to launch this project, touched by the positive impact it has had thus far. Megan McGee spoke to the audience about the importance of sharing stories; introducing the afternoon’s storytellers.
First up was Meghan Koven, who shared a story about disillusions & realities regarding her initial career path and befriending a female co-worker. Samantha Collier rounded out the story session with her tale of a divine intervention beginning, bumpy middles and present day blessings. After listening to such meaningful true personal stories, the large group of women broke off into smaller discussion groups to share their own narratives and thoughts regarding inspiration, strengthening the bonds of sisterhood and gender equality. Special thanks and appreciation to the courageous storytellers for sharing. For more information regarding MY SISTER’S STORY and future projects, please check out their website.
Community partnerships and outreach efforts like this strengthen community bonds; uniting individuals one true, personal story at a time. Your sponsorship allows Ex Fabula to continue this mission. Story. Stage. You. Ex Fabula could not do this without YOU. Support our on-going community building efforts by making a donation of $6, 16 or $60 in honor of our 6th season. We’ll see you at our next storyslam!