Trishala Kanakia has recently joined us as our Reauthoring Teaching assistant. She is a mental health counsellor trained in narrative ideas and practices from Kolkata, India. We asked Trishala to share what she sees through her fresh eyes as she learns more about Reauthoring Teaching.
“Warm greetings from your new Tour Guide. In times when I was hoping to learn something new, I got connected to Peggy. A few days of conversations made possible through WhatsApp and emails started our journey of working together. Peggy’s hope to create a narrative community for new and old practitioners to co-learn and hold space for narrative generations resonated with me immediately. I look forward to embarking on this new journey of learning and possibilities.
One of my hopes as I take on this new role is to make use of my fresh eyes and take you on a tour of the new developments on the Reauthoring Teaching website. I look forward to having you as a co-traveler in this tour. You could participate by bringing in your voice, thoughts, ideas and feedback in the comments section below.”
The Collab Salon is a monthly co-learning opportunity that invites narrative practitioners from around the world to share their work. Check out the 2021 schedule! Each Zoom meeting takes place 4:00 – 5:30 pm (NY Time), on the third Sunday of every month. Collab Salon members can then view these recorded sessions through the Library of Past Salons for further learning purposes and to earn CE credit. A new project, Featured Collab Salon Recordings, now makes it possible for non-members to search for and rent recorded Salons by over 40 presenters from around the world and across narrative generations.
What I learned from my mentor is a new and celebratory community project honoring learnings made possible from mentors across narrative generations. This project began at Narrative Camp 2019 and now invites participants from different communities and cultures to have conversations about how their mentors have influenced their personal and professional lives. The beauty of these heartfelt conversations is how each individual may hold different or possible common learnings from their mentor. A further commitment is to acknowledge and elevate the voices of mentors and mentees from marginalized communities and cultures.