Welcome to the official blog for the Just Sharing Project!
The Just Sharing Project is a narrative sharing project between young women in Pennsylvania, USA and Bethlehem, the West Bank. Beginning in November 2014, we participants have gathered together to discuss the importance of story-telling and compassionate listening in sharing the reality of our lives and dismantling stereotypes. We seek to empower our own and each other’s voices in order to reveal the variety and complexity of the lives of young women, both in the United States and in Palestine.
For more information on the Just Sharing Project, check out our “About the Just Sharing Project” page.
In her Ted Talk, “The Danger of a Single Story,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie eloquently states, “Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” This sentiment serves as a catalyst for our project.
Here in this blog, you will find stories we have written from true experiences and events in our lives. Check back every Monday and Wednesday for a new story or press the “Follow” button to receive an email every time a new story is posted.
Please join us on this journey as we learn more about each other and offer glimpses into our lives!