I'm Jane LaFazio from Jane LaFazio on Vimeo.
I'm currently taking Jennifer Louden's online course, Teach Now so I can become a better teacher. One of the assignments was to make a video telling a story. Well, this is my story and a variation of how I introduce myself in my classes.
(I forgot to mention huge career influences and mentors like Danny Gregory and Pokey Bolton,and being published in the magazines Cloth Paper Scissors and Quilting Arts.)
Everyone has a story. Everyone. Tell yours. Listen to other people's. That how we connect.
Patti Digh writes: It is clear to me that the shortest distance between two people is a story. If I know your story, I can connect with you at a deeper level, from a place of deeper understanding, and perhaps even from a place of knowing, of recognition. When I know your story, you become a “who” to me, and not just a “what.” Categories break down, dissolve.
As Madeleine L’Engle has said, “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.” They make us who we are. And they connect us in ways we can hardly imagine."