“It is bonding to know that people are going through the same kinds of struggles you’re going through, and that they’re human, and you can’t know this unless you know their story.” – Sari Botton, Editorial Director @ TMI Project
In partnership with TMI Project, RUPCO invited residents of the Lace Mill (a residence for artists in Kingston, NY) to participate in a 10-week TMI Project workshop series, during which participants took time to find the story they most needed to tell in order to release shame and stigma, clear space for new perspectives, and fully embrace their power. Select participants performed their true stories for the general public on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at The Lace Mill in Kingston, NY.
TMI Project envisions a world where true storytelling is an agent of change; where, through the sharing of radically candid, true, personal narratives, everyone—storytellers and listeners alike—can become empowered, release shame and stigma, and replace old understandings with new ones. We aspire to engender compassion, understanding and public awareness. We aim to incite social, legal, and political change by providing participants the skills needed to be captivating storytellers, and by amplifying the voices of populations whose stories often go unheard.
TMI Project storytellers become agents of change for social justice movement building by bravely and candidly sharing the “too much information” parts of their stories, the parts they usually leave out because they’re too ashamed or embarrassed.
Since its founding 2010, TMI Project has led approximately 70 workshops and staged performances by more than 1,500 participants, which have been presented to audiences of nearly 50,000 people in schools, colleges, prisons, mental health clinics, theaters, community centers, and the United Nations.
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