geographical region

People Still Question Me

“I never wanted to be part of an organization fixed towards one type of people.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them […]

Kept to Myself for a Good Long While

“I had a lot of preconceptions, or, maybe, misconceptions, about what it would be like.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them […]

It’s A Lot Like High School

“I feel like the Midwest is very–not old fashioned–but socially conservative; anything that is not normal is either wrong or judged most of the time.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for […]

On My Own Terms

“We’re all fundamentally the same and our differences are trivial, and I disagree with that wholeheartedly. We’re fundamentally different, and we have an unbelievable amount in common.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions […]

Rah Rah Guy

“You should always be willing to let someone else in–if you trust them.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the […]

We Had to School Them

“They didn’t understand the whole concept of why you have to travel all the way to Gary just to get your hair cut.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification Why does the speaker ask himself where to get a haircut when he […]

Culture Shock

“It’s not like faces, you know, you don’t have like faces around you.” For an extended version of this story, see below. Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why is the culture of Valpo so shocking for this speaker? How does the […]

Almost Like a War Cry

“On one level, it was intimidating; on another, it was curious.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions Why does the speaker talk so concretely about his hometown when telling this story? How challenging is it for the speaker to tell this story? […]

Butting Heads

“At first, that seemed to be something that would be totally contradictory to everything I ever believed…” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or […]