“When I tell people I’m half-black, they don’t believe me”

You wouldn’t know it looking at her, but Zoey’s half-black. In fact, her family is a full tapestry of colors. Growing up, she was bullied for hanging out with all kinds of people: all races, all genders, all weirdos.

Our phenomenal cast of storytellers have been working hard this week rehearsing BRAND NEW stories in preparation Black Stories Matter: Truth to Power taking place on June 21st at 7:30pm. we’ve been plunging into the TMI Project archive to rewatch some of our favorite and lesser-known Black Stories Matter stories from the past four years. After we hosted a true storytelling workshop at Kingston High School, we presented our first-ever high school production of Black Stories Matter, where Zoey shared her story about how her family’s diversity.

Meet Zoey:

 

TMI Project presents
Black Stories Matter: Truth to Power

Join TMI Project for Truth to Power a live storytelling performance featuring a cast of new storytellers who participated in a recent Black Stories Matter weekend intensive writing workshop. Black Stories Matter: Truth to Power will feature brand new stories that attest to the startling varieties and travails of the Black experience in America, and the shared threads of love, loss, fear, and kindness that connect us all. The free performance will be live streamed on Facebook, and will be followed by a facilitated community discussion about race, identity, and inclusion.

Fri, June 21, 2019, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Pointe of Praise Church
243 Hurley Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

 

About Black Stories Matter

Black Stories Matter is TMI Project’s way of making an impact in addressing incidents of hate, bigotry and racial injustice in our local community while also participating as an organization in the national outcry of injustice. TMI Project’s mission with Black Stories Matter is to elevate the underrepresented stories of the Black experience in America – the full spectrum – the triumphs, humor, beauty, and resilience.

 

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