On Sun, May 3, Nexus will host an hour of spoken word & song, as well as an interactive exhibit displaying our written reflections and visual art pieces on mental health.
Be part of this special event by taking a moment this week to write a bit of your own story – a glimpse. We have much to learn from each other in this remarkable community.
What made last year’s Glimpses a powerful experience for many of us, was the willingness of members in our community to share a bit of their story through writing. In order for the coming event to be meaningful, successful and worth putting on, we need your involvement once again.
Send your submission(s) by Wed, April 22 to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or drop in the Support and Invest box on Sun, April 19.
These stories will be incorporated into art displays to be viewed by our community on May 3, as well as posted on-line as a collection. You can choose to include your name or share anonymously.
Your story matters!
Whether you write a quick reflection, craft a poem or story, or choose to work with a medium like photography or painting, perhaps these concepts/themes will inspire you…
- glimpses: snap shots into each other’s experiences
- eyes: how we see ourselves, how we see others
- how mental health has touched your life
- why it can be hard to talk about mental health/a snapshot of an exchange that didn’t go well
- how hearing someone’s story has affected you
- broken: Cohen – that’s how the light gets in, Kintsugi – Japanese art of fixing broken pottery/ philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise
- fix you/fix me: tension of others trying to fix; personal desire to be “fixed”; what is you, what is not
- survival vs coping vs vibrance
- in my shoes: try spending a moment in my shoes
- black box – being confined/boxed in, in the cave, protected, coming out of the closet, darkness
- black dog of depression