Real people, relevant and engaging conversations. Becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable.
The purpose of the Laugh, Cry, Cringe: Storytelling Series is to create safer, braver spaces to engage in conversations that explore current events and personal stories of lived experience, while unmasking misconceptions about various groups/communities/people.
Laugh, Cry, Cringe aims to normalize conversations around anti-oppression in a respectful way, encouraging participants to share their perspectives and ideas, going beyond the surface level approach. Our hope through this initiative is to bridge current gaps between our diverse communities through dialogues of understanding and respect, and to create more inclusive and sustainable learning environments for students and the broader community.
Each session will include a different speaker, perspective and topic led by students, staff, faculty and/or community members. Look out for upcoming sessions by following @utmedo @harthouseuoft.
We are excited to kick off our new storytelling series; Laugh, Cry, Cringe with the women behind The Digital Sisterhood (TDS). TDS is a platform that aims to unite women of colour and counter the pre-existing narrative of what it means to be a Muslim woman.
The Digital Sisterhood are the #1 hit podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Hinging on principles of representation, storytelling and authenticity, tune in for engaging blog stories and dynamic conversations. They are at the forefront of creating space for their unique perspective, stories and voices to be heard.
On October 6, 2022 we will launch our storytelling series with members of the TDS team, Cadar Mahmoud as the events interviewer and Safia Hirsi as the facilitator/narrator, along with a special guest as they share stories, experiences, lessons learned. These stories are embedded with notions of honour, empathy, and advice.
Cadar Mahmoud is the host and founder of The Digital Sisterhood Podcast (TDS) & storytelling platform. As a First Generation Somali-Canadian and a human rights and equity advocate, Cadar is always looking to widen the conversation about representation, diversity, and inclusion. Through TDS, Cadar aims to build a platform that inspires Muslim Women worldwide to take charge of their own narrative by sharing their stories and experiences which in turn drives empathy and inspires individuals to take positive action and create a culture of global cooperation.Website
Presented by the UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office and U of T Hart House