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The Weight I Carry

“I don’t want to be a failure. I don’t want to let my people down.”   Hear more from this storyteller in Confidence Booster. Transcript for The Weight I Carry I was born and raised in Little Village, Chicago. It’s near southwest side of Chicago–”inner city” or, as society likes to call it, “urban.” You […]

Perspective

“When you get to school, you the brother… and when you come home, you the white boy.” 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 […]

Stepping Stones

“If you’ve never been in that situation, it’s hard to understand what it’s like.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. This is part three of a three-part story. Hold a […]

We Beat Statistics – Parts 1, 2, and 3

These stories are from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Part 1: We Beat Statistics “She loved us, but she didn’t love herself enough to take care of us the right way.” Transcript for […]

Truly Unconditional Love

“Sometimes he eats; you don’t eat. That’s just the way it is.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. This is part two of a three-part story. Hold a Conversation Can […]

We Beat Statistics

“She loved us, but she didn’t love herself enough to take care of us the right way.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading […]

Made Us Feel Low

“I’m not such a bad person; I just have some bad situations.” This story is from the Invisible Project, a collaboration between the Welcome Project and Porter County Coalition for Affordable Housing, Housing Opportunities, Gabriel’s Horn, Dayspring Women’s Center, and Porter County Museum. Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? […]

The Village Raised Us

“As adults, we’ve forgotten what we came from or where we came from.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What does the storyteller value from his upbringing? How does he describe the discipline he experienced in the neighborhood? When the storyteller […]