Programs

Our Approach Connects People to the Stories They Live

Down South Word of Mouth’s workshops are facilitated by experienced storytellers with deep understanding of the ways in which personal narrative writing fosters self-awareness and self-compassion, while its performance cultivates mutual understanding, compassion, and cohesion between community members.

Our work is informed by the principles of Narrative Therapy, an approach to therapeutic and community work that emphasizes individuals as the experts on their own lives and encourages us to re-author the dominant stories of our struggles and problems into empowering narratives of triumph, transformation, and redemption.

Through the process of writing and performing our own stories, storytellers explore, refine, and transmit deeply held beliefs about ourselves and the world, reconnecting with ourselves, separating our traumatic memories from our sense of self, and finding catharsis in presenting our truths to others.