One Story at a Time
CHANGING THE WORLD ONE STORY AT A TIME
“I joined TMI Project’s Board of Directors because when I attended my first performance, I saw something happening that I had never seen before. The voices of real people were speaking out to their OWN community about their experience. They pulled the curtain away to reveal the vulnerable truth that so many of us keep hidden, which allowed me to look deeper into myself. I found the TMI Project performance so profound and progressive, that I knew I wanted to do what I could to help support their work.”
“I joined TMI Project’s Board of Directors after being part of the original workshops and performances, and from the onset you could feel the power and impact of the process they were creating. There is a profound release and forward movement that comes from bravely opening up and sharing a story or secret, both on a personal level and as an audience member. Shining light on issues, garnering compassion, and letting others know that they are not alone are the pillars of TMI Project and being a part of the Board of Directors allows me to feel that I too am changing the world one story at a time.”
“The first time I attended a TMI Project performance, I was hooked. I was a member of the audience who watched, listened, and left feeling the joy, the pain, and the courage of the brave people on stage. They shared their vulnerabilities so that I could somehow feel stronger. I wanted more and knew I wanted to be some part of the process that ensures TMI Project thrives, grows, and touches as many storytellers and audience members as possible. Joni Mitchell once said: “Love is touching souls, surely you touched mine.” That is TMI Project.”
“Storytelling is profoundly powerful. I joined the TMI Project board so that I could do my part to amplify and support others in speaking their authentic truths.”
“I joined the Board of Directors at TMI Project because I was inspired by the radical truth-telling I witnessed at my first TMI Project event. I reached out to learn how I could help move the organization’s mission forward. I saw an immediate and urgent need for these stories to be heard and am honored to be able to help make this important work possible.”
"By not merely acknowledging my deepest insecurities, but also publicly sharing them at the United Nations, of all the places in the world, I began to accept them. I became more open with my mentors and friends and ended up creating an amazing circle of support based on genuine human connection."
"Listening to veterans' stories is literally a way to consciously share the burden of war with the warriors. I know because through TMI Project, the people in my community listened, and shared the burden of Vietnam with me."
"I don't want the mental illness to rule my life anymore; I want to be free: Free from that which has controlled me. I truly believe that I would have sought help sooner had I heard someone relate a story similar to mine. So I read my story at the performance, and I will continue to read it if people ask me."
“The retreat had such an impact – in terms of identifying their passions and purpose; understanding that effective leaders must ‘challenge the process’ and ‘model the way;’ that they build such trusting relationships and a judgment free environment in such a short period of time; and most importantly, that to truly unleash their leadership potential, they need to tell their stories, let go of the demons holding them back and prepare to re-write their future.”
"TMI Project has created an innovative methodology - one that creates community, deepens intimacy and is so needed in our culture at this time. My personal experience has been life changing and emotionally transforming. I have moved to Los Angeles but until there are TMI Project workshops out west, I plan to travel back east once a year specifically to work with them."
“Both Eva and Sari have done a wonderful job of modifying each workshop to meet the diverse needs of the students as they create a new venue for participants to explore themselves as learners, capture and record their voice in a safe manner, and work on public speaking and performance. I look forward to growing the partnership with TMI Project and our shared effort in serving the students of Ulster County and beyond."