We all have a story to tell that needs to be heard. We have a voice that needs to speak.
Storytime is an open, creative, and safe space where we will tell our stories unafraid and unapologetically. As we open up and express what we've experienced in our mental health journey, we will reflect on our transformation and growth.
You will have 5 to 7 minutes each to pick an important moment or memory you have in your mental health journey. To supplement your individual storytime, you can bring an important artifact/healing tool (drawing, writing piece, notebook, sculpture, part of a song, creative creation, helpful website, quote, book etc.) that has helped shaped that moment for you.
As you reflect, don't forget to be gentle with your journey.
Nina is a Latina from Brooklyn, NY and the creator of SparklyWarTanks.com. She is a blogger, freelance writer and Skillshare instructor promoting and advocating for mental health, mental health awareness, self-acceptance, and creativity as a means of therapy and healing.
Nina uses writing as a weapon against her anxiety and depression and believes in the power of community and vulnerability. She writes for websites such as TheMighty.com, BayArt.org and recently defyingshadows.com and voicesofmentalhealth.com She freely and honestly shares her story as a means to help others that look like her value their mental health and beauty.
Nina has created two courses on Skillshare advocating for "The Power of 'I'" (a course on expressive and creative nonfiction writing) as well as the art of managing stress to stop procrastination. She is now creating a course on tips and tricks to easing anxiety.
Nina hopes to continuously open up conversations about mental health in her community promoting self-care, strength, and healing.