Katrina Vokt | Blog Entry #4
How do you feel right now?
Good, very good because I felt confident in this second day of the workshop, I felt good because I am in a moment of change in my life, and this moment has allowed me to be calm even though there are many aspects about my life to change. I am calm and I feel good.
Post Workshop #2 Interview
How do you feel right now?
I feel frustrated.
Why do you feel frustrated?
Because I bring to my mind today memories that were in my past.
Ahmed’s Blog Posts
Growing Change (http://www.growingchange.org) is an organization that allows youth undergoing difficult circumstances to channel their time and energy into an integrative prison flip experience. This process involves the conversion of old prison details into newer sustainable farm details. It is an endeavor that requires creativity, time, and the collaboration of numerous NGOs and local government departments. It was great for me to hear about all the ideas the youth had on ways to innovate because it changed my perspective on them. Their productivity and ambition was motivating to me and their success was evident and well deserved. I feel like the diversity and intensity of issues facing each youth before they came to the organization paled in the face of the work they were doing and the bonds they developed. They had adopted a perspective that enabled them. It enabled them to be more than what other people expected of them. Naturally then, they were more receptive to the idea of practicing Boal’s techniques, which would supposedly allow them to liberate themselves even more.
Callan’s Blog Posts
Workshop #2 Interview
1. How do you feel right now?
DCRC Participant: I feel good. I feel relaxed and very open.
2. What did you enjoy most about this workshop?
DCRC Participant: I enjoyed seeing everyone tell their stories and be brave enough to tell them. It was empowering to witness that.
Thanks for the poetry you’ve shared on the blog. I hope you continue to share your thoughts here.
An update, I finally changed the year on the site title, so we’re no longer living in the past. Welcome to the year 2013!
Lastly, this picture is great. I couldn’t decide how to include it in the blog, so I’m just putting it here.
Happy fall break!
“A small story of my life and sexual assault. Although it is hard, there is a therapy in communication and a sense of self love and worth” ~Elijah Brunson
Touched by the brown arms of a stranger… We are family so its okay
Unknowingly cherished by the deluded heart of another
Who may have been a foe fighting for fulfillment.
To love him, to love her not.
To be this in secret, to be that in the light.
And to not have.
Hero, knight in shining armor
Confidant, best friend
Cool wind, breeze in my hair
Here’s a link to the story I mentioned in class today: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/08/11/080811fa_fact_grann
It’s quite a good read.
Rooted from herbs he does not know
Found yearning for places he shouldn’t want to go
He pants, he kicks, he works
Frantic lies and tears, where was the church?
Toxic air he breathes, visions of the valley of the shadow of death
Yet they rant, “dream!” spread your wings, murmurs of emptiness
As if a bird with clipped wings could fly