THE SPIRIT OF WONDER

Community connections through storytelling; sharing of self-reflection, and personal narrative.

 

Email: drsls@bu.edu ​​

 

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Share Your Story

 

We seek to collect stories about people’s developmental journeys from around the world. Our main audience is anyone who has pursued a life goal or a professional goal. Through storytelling, participants share about this experience and reflect on how it is influenced by the context in which they live; their country, culture, or community. Likewise, participants reflect on the internal factors which affect their journeys as they pursue their goals.

 

Why share

 

 Storytelling can impact personal development in the following ways

 

  • Activates individual inspiration and wonder about one’s personal narrative,  context, and trajectory

  • Raises awareness about personal growth and self-understanding

  • Fosters conversations at the individual and community level

  • Promotes community energy, agency, and resources for growth

  • Inspires collaboration and cooperation with and among communities to listen and respond to the themes within the stories

 

What we do with stories

 

  • The Spirit of Wonder is a community storytelling project which seeks to better understand the life stories of people in different countries.

 

  • The Spirit of Wonder team seeks to learn about the experiences that influence people’s life journeys and how those experiences affected personal and social change.

 

  • The Spirit of Wonder intends to highlight the personal and professional aspirations of people and to see how these aspirations are affected by internal and external factors.

 

  • The Spirit of Wonder seeks to collect the experiences of the people in a community & help promote people reflect on and improve their communities one story at a time.

Let's Collaborate

There are two main ways to work with The Spirit of Wonder project, as an individual or as a research group. Individuals can collect stories of others or share their own story. Small groups can lead larger-scale projects by collecting stories from a group.

 
In Person

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Online

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Over the Phone

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