The Circle Process is a storytelling process. Every person has a story, and every story has a lesson to offer. In the Circle, people touch one another’s lives by sharing stories that have meaning to them… ...To feel connected and respected, people need to tell their stories and have others listen. Having others listen to your story is a function of power in our culture. The more power you have, the more people will listen respectfully to your story. To listen respectfully to
I haven't been able to find a non-facebook version of this video, but I love how this teacher (Jay-Z's 6th grade teacher) talks about creating the classroom as a place of sanctuary for students. Here's the video.
GayYA.org is a website and blog dedicated to everything LGBTQIA+ in YA! We started in April 2011 after Jessica Verday was asked to change her m/m story in the Wicked, Pretty Things anthology to a m/f pairing. The reaction from the YA community was incredible and made it clear to us that there were tons of fans who loved Gay YA and they needed a place to talk about it and be heard.