Friday, February 12, 2010
Writing Exercise #1
I did this writing exercise at a Voices Unbroken Workshop yesterday. There was a tree. Focal points included the roots, trunk and branches.
The instructions read:
IN THE ROOTS, fill in the things that nourish you. Fill in the roots with names of people, places, groups, or activities that keep you down to earth, or that you feel are necessary. IN THE TRUNK, think of things that give you strength. These could include qualities about yourself, things you are good at, things you have been through that make you strong today. IN THE BRANCHES, think of the things you want to grow towards. Are there places you want to go? Things you want to see? Work you want to do? A kind of person you want to be?
So, for my Roots I have written:
Fruit and/or smoothies
Time with youth
Learning new things
Alexis Monique Escalante
Blitz the Ambassador "Stereotype"
Work (spiritual, community-oriented, artistic) with women
For my Trunk I have written:
Doing my best
Not taking anything personally
Refraining from making assumptions
For my Branches I have written:
Pioneer in Dream Management in US public schools
Youth Development Expert