“Those who tell the stories rule the world.” This Native American proverb has rung true throughout history from the writers of the holy books – to prominent news anchors - to celebrities on social media. The proverb also rings true in my life, as I have learned over time that YOU are the only one that can tell YOUR story. I have also learned how healing, cathartic, and empowering telling your story is.
Accordingly, at Fashion Redefining Justice (FRJ), we truly believe in the healing power of storytelling. In particular, we believe that telling YOUR own story allows you and only you to define who you are. In telling your story, you become the ruler of your world!
In true FRJ fashion, our Board members, staff, partners, and youth that we will serve through our program, will have the opportunity and space to tell their stories on FRJ’s blog with “Storytelling with Chanell”. Every month, I will sit down to hear an individual’s story, and share it with the world. I cannot wait to hear everyone’s individual journey and see how each one led to FRJ. Most importantly, I cannot wait to witness the healing within the individuals telling their stories.
I challenge each and every one of you reading this to tell YOUR story – in whatever area of your life that it must be heard.
To get “Storytelling with Chanell” started, we will begin with my story.