Diversity in Storytelling
I took a course that covered this during my studies in Education, as part of the teacher training program. It is very important for me to understand my kids (—my own students)- to provide them with doors that open to their different multicultural backgrounds. Yes, it is a challenge to find a plethora of stories that cater to the right match or situation of a student I have/get, but it is my duty\job to find various characters, books, even people, that will be a role model for all my children (learners). To give them a moment where they know that they are not going through something all by themself, and that they can look forward to being the next role model for the next generation of aspiring young leaders. There is power in passing down powerful stories to encourage students to never give up hope! We definitely need more stories that have characters from every background. The way to go about this could also be to ignite students with the interest of storytelling, that way they learn how to share their own stories with the rest of the world.