Neely Farren-Eller shares how an understanding of narrative identity helped change the way she moved through the world—from a white supremacist upbringing to personal transformation—and the cultural power there is in questioning our stories.
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I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich
BY LISA ACOSTA
@ VOL 2
ON JAN 21, 2016
“My mom used to say you are what you eat. And i was like ‘that’s ridiculous, I’m not a twinkie, I’m not a bologna sandwich’ but now i get it.”
In I Am Not A Bologna Sandwich from PechaKucha Night Dubuque’s 2nd Volume, Presenter Lisa Acosta asks us to ponder this questions: Wild foods, are there benefits to enjoying them? She invites you to discover how what we eat influences our lived experiences.
The Importance of Diverse Narrative on Shaping Our City's Identity
BY CALINDA LEE
Calinda Lee has something to say and she knew this even as a young girl as her great grandfather would always ask her, "Whatchu gonna be when you grow up, gal?!" She is now an Historian with The Atlanta History Center and is interested in utilizing technology to tell our history but ALL of our histories as a city. There is a multi-cultural story to be told and she is working to ensure that story is as multi-faceted as possible.
My name is Lisa Givan and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER
BY ANNAL VYAS
@ VOL 9
ON NOV 03, 2017
At 40, something I realized that a series of brief "diversity immersion experiences" defined not only what I do but who I am. Encounters since childhood that have been centered around self-awareness, difference, bias, value and mindset determine the narrative we create surrounding every aspect of our life. I share my journey and expound on how it led me to my current career. My name is Lisa and I AM A DIVERSITY TRAINER.
The Power of Empowerment
BY JANICE CHAPMAN
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 20, 2018
The power of empowerment vs giving your power away. E.g. Whether you give your power to the psychic that says you should go to law school and so you start studying for your LSATs, or whether you give your power to the spider in your bathroom by not relieving your bladder. In every decision I make in life I ask myself, am I giving my power away or am I owning it? Sometimes you don't even realize you've given power away until you get it back - and it feels so good when you get it back! Especially in the instance where I finally relieved my bladder.
Habitats. I. Am.
BY SHARMISHTA SIVARAMAKRISHNAN
@ VOL 7
ON FEB 07, 2019
A celebration of urbanism, this talk will share the layered narrative of cities. Commencing with her own nomadic life, Sharmishta will discuss how cities are much like breathing beings, shaping their inhabitants' identities and vice-versa. She will vocalize how cities , including internationally-minded ones like Geneva, can offer a plethora of different habitats for their residents to anchor to, localizing how one defines their own identity.