In a role play of catching stories in all the colours of the rainbow.
I’m both a Dragon Tamer and a Fire Spitting Dragon myself, knowing there is magic for hurt people that hurt others and the planet.
I’ve done extensive education related work in the past twenty years, mainstreaming cross-cutting issues in development, facilitating training and group processes with teenagers and adults in different peacebuilding and post war contexts.
To realise that emotional intelligence and peace education in its widest sense need to start in kindergarten. And that art and playfulness would work wonders when mainstreamed as well. As a mother of two young girls and also an outdoor education pedagogue, I practice integral education, leveraging my work expertise in the gender & peacebuilding field to work with both children and parents. Storytelling is one of the transformative methodologies I use. There is a language of the soul that unites more than speaking the same foreign tongue.
I plant seeds for peace through storytelling, to nurture and grow connections, to remember our common humanity and enjoy the beauty of all experiences.
I want to live in a world where:
* every child is told stories about war in past tense;
* every teenager realizes that slaying enemies is an inside job;
* and every adult leaves behind fighting –both in flesh and metaphor- to step into emotional maturity and recognition of everyone’s full humanity.
These stories come from passing peacework through a mother’s heart. Grown ups have largely forgotten how to play in a way that is enjoyable for all. Children can be our daily reminders and opportunity to practice.
What story do you contribute to the world?
What gifts can you share to this big game that’s on?
multiples roles to
to enter the truth.
What about you?
For a more formal bio of Ina Curic click here
More about the extended family of collaborators, story testers, illustrators-illuminators and story songsters that contribute to Imagine Creatively Story Realm will be available soon.