NEW YORK – Stories play essential roles in a young person’s development and expressive abilities.
Sharing one’s personal experiences is also significant in fostering humanity and building narratives as well as giving someone a chance to realize that they are not alone in their struggles.
“We can see our full humanity, we can actually become more engaged and committed when we actually listen to each other’s lived experiences and true stories,” said Margari Aziza.
At the launch of Women’s History Month, the girl empowerment organization J.E.S.S.I.C.A Cares facilitated the Phenomenal Muslimah…That’s Me workshop for Muslim girls ages eleven to sixteen. The program, which kicked off on March 1, drew on the famous poem Phenomenal Woman by African American writer Maya Angelou to inspire participants to draft poetry expressing their identities.