“Young people love telling stories about themselves but they don’t like being vulnerable.”
Nathan Carolissen is a youth pastor at Every Nation, a Cape Town church that has rolled out What’s your Story. He shares about overcoming issues of identity as a young person, and he reflects on how the storytelling process has impacted the lives of the young people in his youth group.
Sara-Jayne King tells us about how her mother gave her up for adoption in England and upon her return to South Africa, told everyone she was dead. She also tells us how Black Twitter helped her find her biological father in twenty-four hours.
National reading-for-enjoyment campaign Nal’ibali and non-governmental organisation Heartlines are encouraging parents and caregivers to continue this tradition by using stories to pass on some of the values of the late Nelson Mandela.Read more
A narrow escape from being trafficked twenty-four years ago changed Blessing’s life forever. As an anti-human trafficking activist, she is now directly involved in making sure other girls and women are able to return to their homes safely.
There is this trust deficit. We cast suspicions, we cast judgement on each other before we get to know the person behind the face, so storytelling is the best way of demystifying these perceptionsRead more