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The Healing Tale: How Stories Can Move Us Beyond Shame

Event Description

Have you ever felt lost for words? Now imagine not having the vocabulary to describe an event in your life, and feeling imprisoned by it for years.

From mythological tales to cultural rituals to modern real life stories, this talk explores the power of storytelling and its role in healing. With an emphasis on South Asian cultural expectations, her own story of sexual abuse, and the need to create a space for talking about taboo issues, Indapure illustrates how the act of storytelling is therapeutic to the storyteller and beneficial to the listener. Led by artist and storyteller Rituja Indapure, this presentation shows how talking about something that is hidden for so long releases the darkness and leads to creative channels and altruism. The ultimate goal of the talk is to show that by sharing our deeply personal stories, we are able to cross cultural barriers and heal together as a society.

  • When
  • September 15, 2018
    3:00 pm
  • Where
  • Lacey Timberland Library
    500 College St SE Lacey, WA 98503 United States
  • Who
  • Rituja Indapure
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Speakers Bureau talks are free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. Humanities Washington’s roster of presenters are professors, artists, activists, historians, performers, journalists, and others—all chosen not only for their expertise, but their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. All talks are free and open to the public, and each lasts about an hour. They are hosted through a wide range of organizations throughout Washington State.

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