Stories help us make sense of the world, each other, and ourselves. The Storyweavers are a diverse team of student podcasters gathering transformative stories from young people who have overcome challenges and expressed themselves with courageous vulnerability. Connect through stories and create a more just and compassionate world.
|Episode 1 – Isn’t Home Where I Should Feel Free?
(Micaela’s Interview with Cassandra + Roundtable Discussion)
Micaela interviews Cassandra about navigating her Chilean identity alongside her sexual identity… more >
|Episode 2 – When I Look at My Girlfriend, I Feel Liberated
In the top half of the show, Bosi interviews herself and invites us into her recollection of the first person she loved… more >
|Episode 3 – Coming Home to My Body
(Tony’s Interview with Sophie + Roundtable Discussion)
Tony interviews his friend Sophie, who invites us into her personal story of coming home to her queerness… more >
|Episode 4 – Imposter Syndrome
The show opens with Ruvimbo’s interview with Gelila, who wrestles with self-doubt in challenging the archetype… more >
|Episode 5 – Migration Love Story
(Sabrina’s Interview with Soli + Roundtable Discussion)
Sabrina interviews Soli, who shares her parents’ love story, and the series of coincidences that occurred during their migration… more >
|Episode 6 – The Future of Queer Media
(Bosi’s Interview with Ondiek + Roundtable Discussion)
Bosi interviews her friend Ondiek about what queer media means to him… more>
|Episode 7 – Love Letter
At the top of the show, Tony shares his self-interview where he shares how taking a dance class at Hart House helped him tell his story… more >
|Episode 8 – Cultural Chameleon
(Micaela and Daisy)
Micaela shares her self-interview and talks about her experiences in shifting her identity every time she moves… more >
|Episode 9 – Who Am I?
(Sabrina and Sanjana)
Sabrina shares her self-interview, and invites us into her struggles with mental health… more >
|“I’m Definitely not Straight”
Bosi’s Interview with Stacy
(00:05:16) Listen >
|“My Identity Through a Different Lens”
Micaela’s Interview with Andrea
(00:03:45) Listen >
Hart House Conversations: Storytelling for Social Change featuring the Storyweavers
Join us for a live recording of an episode of Hart House Conversations focusing on the importance of stories as tools for social change. History is often said to be written by the “victors” which leaves important stories silenced or ignored. This Hart House Conversation will explore what kinds of social change can happen when those stories are given a platform and those voices are amplified to broader audiences.
These stories are the truths that were erased from the Canadian landscape and history books but still bravely brought forward through meaningful Indigenous engagement and inclusion, they are the #metoo experiences courageously shared by women around the globe, they are the lived experiences of black people that are taking up spaces long overdue in public discourse to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter, and they are the “coming out” stories shared in spite of the very real risks of rejection, discrimination, and even violence, or the stories silenced by shame but voiced with courage about struggles with mental health or disability. These stories have power and help to accelerate the pace of social change by building connections between people and communities and sharing truths that can’t be ignored.
When: Wed., March 28, 2018, from 3–4 pm, followed by a reception
Where: Map Room, Hart House
Schedule: Live recording in studio from 3–4 pm with a reception to follow
Through its support of ten student-led Committees and other student-led initiatives, including the Storyweavers, Hart House provides leadership opportunities for students and encourages the exploration of ideas, perspectives and issues of importance to not only students, but to society at large. Hart House has been recognized as the University of Toronto’s centre for education and discovery outside the classroom since it first opened its doors in 1919. Hart House is where students come together, across their differences, in common pursuit of what the House’s founders termed “high endeavour.”