This article is related to the annual Let Her Speak Women’s Summit held on March 30th, 2023.
A few months ago, a group of women came together to discuss plans for the 2023 Let Her Speak Women’s Summit. Lots of new ideas were shared both from women who have attended the event in the past and those who were new to the Let Her Speak community. One idea that was shared was from our friend, Erika Biddix of Aught. She mentioned an activity she participated in at a conference earlier in the year that involved a collective story written by the attendees of the event.
The facilitator of the activity started with a sheet of paper and a single prompt. From there, each attendee was invited to contribute a sentence that followed the preceding contributor’s sentence. At the end of the event, the facilitator then read the entire story back to the audience as a narrative of the collective experiences of each person who contributed their voice.
Since we’re never afraid of testing out new ideas, we decided to include this activity in this year’s Women’s Summit and we were BLOWN AWAY by the inspiration, encouragement, and insights provided by the women who participated. The thoughts written on the pages of the notebook that was passed around truly became The Story of the Summit. As the day progressed, you can see what topics were being discussed at different points throughout the day.
We wanted to share this story with our entire community and hope you find the words of encouragement you’re needing at this exact moment…
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