August 06, 2011

Behind the Scenes at the WCC

What motivates us to do all the hard work we do at the WCC? You!  That means you in all your unique and multiple identities and experiences of self.  Without it and without your stories,  I am certain our world would be a really boring place.  Sometimes, though, all of these unique parts of ourselves and our numerous life roles can get very confusing and overwhelming, and at times we can feel lost.  But at the WCC we recognize that navigating multiple identities is a fact of our 21st century global and interconnected lives.

So what does this all mean exactly?  Well, take a look at the following videos from TED, for example.  TED is a global platform to share and spread ideas worth knowing about.  The WCC thinks that YOU and your stories are worth knowing about.  Sharing pieces of ourselves with each other may help us feel more comfortable in our own skins and generate greater clarity and purpose in our lives.  I love these TED videos where actress Thandie Newton and novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speak about their stories, identities, and experiences within a larger cultural context.


What is your story?  How do you experience your self and your multiple and complex roles? Do you at times feel overwhelmed?  Share your thoughts with us; we would love to hear them.

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