We believe the cornerstone of a compassionate society is the sharing of stories. Stories penetrate prejudice and fear and invite connection and compassion. Deep down we are all the same. We all have fears and insecurities, we all have moments of joy and laughter followed by desperate loneliness, or sadness, or anxiety. Triumphs. Losses. See me. Love me. Watch over me. We’re all just trying to get through this life as best we know how. When you take a moment to sit down and listen to someone’s story with an open heart you make a connection. Differences fall away. You transcend politics and prejudice and get down to the sameness. We are all one, and feeling this in your bones is the first step towards transforming how we relate to each other as a society.
We aim to share stories from all corners of our community. To enable human connection, and to inspire us all to see and hear the people who surround us everyday. When we are afraid or angry or judgemental we will reach out and connect to someone different from us and expand, expand, expand the world between our ears. This is the first step. To lay bare the beauty of the humans around us, in all their glory and ugliness, their frailty and strength. We want to help you fall in love with the world again. To ache with your neighbor in their need, and to whoop with them in their triumph. To open your heart to the world around you.
And once your heart is popped open we provide pathways to DO something with it. To exercise it. We don’t want that open heart to fade. It’s so easy to get lost in this modern world. Tied up and isolated within a maze of social media and drowning in the dramas of your own life. So easy to forget that we are all in this together and it’s better and more fun if we take care of each other. We have moments of peak kindness and connection, moments where the mess falls away and we are left with clear eyes and thumping heart, and we just feel, feel, FEEL the world. Our dream is to be a small part of helping people be in this place.
So we share stories to open your heart. We give you simple and fun tools to practice keeping it open. We organize events where we can come together as a community and make a difference in each others lives. Art, kindness, and connection all rolled up into one fun time.
We dedicate ourselves in service to this small corner of humanity called Charlotte.
And we invite you to join us.