I tripped across this article in one of my writing groups today. According to their website, “The Human Library is an international equalities movement that challenges prejudice and discrimination through social contact.” The idea is to be able to sit down with someone and listen to them tell their story. More importantly, because it’s an actual person, you get to interact and ask questions. You connect to the stories and they become real in a way that might never happen otherwise. You are talking to living history.
Then you realize that you have your own stories and that in some way you are part of a bigger narrative. The most powerful thing about this for me is the idea that our greatest resource as artists – as human beings – is each other.