tell your story - change the world!
I've been involved in Rainbow Family Tree as a 'curator' since the beginning. Sometimes it's a bit tricky wearing multiple 'hats' - as a workshop facilitator, researcher, digital storyteller, not to mention mum, daughter, girlfriend etc.
I've been thinking a lot about how we go about inventing who we are and how we perform different roles for different people in different contexts. I guess most of us think about this at least a little when we do a facebook update and wonder how those few words will be interpreted by all the different groups of people we've 'friended' over the years. Making a digital story is just as tricky as we consider all of the 'imaginary publics' that might watch it... and what making this statement of identity says about how we 'fit in' to all of those different worlds. Do I really want to be part of some amorphous 'mainstream' or do I quite like 'being different' (except without all the judgmental, discriminatory, homophobic bits).
I'm pondering making a digital story on the subject of 'identity'. All I've got so far is a bunch of photos of me at different ages, different incarnations of 'self'... and these somewhat academic ideas. I don't want it to be a preachy, navel gazing story so right now I'm thinking about tone and music... do I want it be a bit upbeat, maybe funny? Am I even capable of 'funny'?
I've downloaded a free 30 day trial of Final Cut Pro X and I'm going to see if I can teach myself by making a new story. Anyone care to keep me company, swap notes and start work on a new story yourself?
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