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Tell your story—in a new Hales Gallery exhibit

March 7, 2013

Are you ready to tell your story? A new campuswide project sponsored by Residential Life gives you the chance to do just that. Coordinated by Area Hall Director Kelsey Schultz with help from resident assistants Otis Howell’15 and Logan Jacobson’13, the Personal Storytelling Project exhibit in Pearsons’ Hales Gallery is part of a larger movement.

Schultz explains that the project is part of a collective storytelling project movement started in Dubuque, Iowa, and it incorporates research from slam poet Andrea Gibson, blogger Dear Sugar, and storyteller Brene’ Brown's work.

“This exhibit provides an opportunity for students on campus to authentically share their stories anonymously, while embracing vulnerability and exploring elements of shame and courage,” Schultz says. “We want to help students connect and build community by creating a safe space and sharing stories through our collective writing project.” 

The exhibit contains a letter-writing station (used originally in the Dubuque debut of the storytelling project), an “expressions tree,” and a wall of “standing in courage” photographs.

Stop by Hales Gallery (located in the first floor of Pearsons, just north of the main front entrance) to check it out, now through next Friday (March 15).