Participating and facilitating (storytelling and voice embodiment work) at Oceantree’s Time Out for Time In retreat was a real treat! Their retreats create the time, space and energy to dive deep into your development. They facilitate your connection to what matters most to you and to make a positive impact in the world. The ancient wisdom we find in stories in this context is inspirational, and creates a fantastic framework for enquiry.
Emotional responses to todays performance of Life Growing Up at the CHIVA annual families conference. Thank you again to the yong people who shared their stories and to our brilliant performers, Jack James Ryan, Maia Watkins, Alistair Nwachuwku, Anneka Gouldbourne, Fejiro Emasiobi and musician Aga Serugo Lugo.
“Every time I watch Life Growing Up it gives me goosebumps…”
A unique film/storytelling project in collaboration with Dr Sandy McBride (consultant dermatologist at the Royal Free London Hospital). We launched the film on you tube to coincide with National Psoriasis Week in the UK. It is designed to educate and bring awareness.
I interviewed 20 people with Psoriasis and from the transcripts Danny Scheinmann and I created a spoken word piece which we perform with music from Neyire Ashworth and Simon Edwards. The film is directed by Simon Baker. The stories are true, and many of the words are verbatim.
So excited to be filming our story about Psoriasis “The Skin I’m In”. Rising to the challenge of translating the live storytelling piece onto film, with a fantastic creative team. Its a real pleasure to work with director Simon Baker, producer Fenella Mcguire, and musicians Neyire Ashworth and Simon Edwards and of course the wonderful Danny Scheinmann.
I am delighted that we have secured a grant for an exciting collaboration between myself and Danny Scheinmann (storytellers), Buddy Films and consultant dermatologist Sandy McBride from the Royal Free Hospital, London. The collaboration will draw from true life stories collected from people with psoriasis to develop a live storytelling event, and later a short film which seeks to engage health professionals, people with psoriasis and the general public in the emotional story of what it is to live with psoriasis.
The performance and film aim to change the behaviour of health care professionals towards people with psoriasis, encouraging early and effective treatment and also changing the behaviour of the public towards people with psoriasis raising understanding and reducing stigma and rejection.
I have been working with Nina Miranda on vocals and Alex Kingsbury on guitar to create an audio recording of this powerful story – adapted from Clarissa Pinkola Estes “Women Who Run with the Wolves”. This is the version so far…..