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Storytelling training for LGBTIQ+ youth
22. August–25. August
Are you a young LGBTIQ+ person that wants to share their story? Do you want to connect with your audience, inspire and empower them? Do you want to break stereotypes and prejudices that people have about the LGBTIQ+ community?
At Ljubljana Pride, we have realized through experience that nothing makes people more interested in a new topic than hearing about it from personal experience. A personal story allows them to connect with someone and put themselves in their shoes. We have all heard of that person who was homophobic, biphobic, transphobic until they actually met an LGBTIQ+ person, recognized the person’s humanity and were forced to reconsider their prejudices.
Storytelling allows us to do just that, and to open diverse new topics in a way that is accessible to our audience and allows them to be touched by our story.
Join us at our 4-day training to learn about storytelling techniques and explore with us the diverse realities of our lives as young LGBTIQ+ people. We will delve into different topics that concern us, such as bullying, family rejection, and discrimination based on gender/sexuality, but also exploring our identities, coming out, community, working and volunteering for LGBTIQ+ organizations, or anything else you want to share. Participants will gain the tools and competencies to work through their experiences, put them into words, and feel empowered to share them with others.
We will become familiar with different storytelling techniques and try them out in a safe environment among our peers. In the months after the training, the participants will have the opportunity to share their stories during workshops and other events organized by Ljubljana Pride.
The training will be facilitated by a young team of Ljubljana Pride’s trainers and volunteers who have spent the last few months learning about the topic and preparing for the training. For 4 days, we will escape to CŠOD Rak in the beautiful Rakov Škocjan, where we will be able to spend our free moments enjoying nature. There will be a “safe person” present at the training, who will be always available to offer support to anyone who needs it.
The training will be in English and Slovene. In the case of too many applications, priority in the selection process will be given to people who speak Slovene.
Unfortunately, the location is not wheelchair accessible.
We consider anyone below 30 years of age to be a young person, but exceptions are also possible.
Apply by filling out the application form HERE
Applications are open until July 31st.
Attending the training is free of charge, but we are collecting a 20 € deposit that will be returned to you after the training. You can transfer it to Društvo Parada ponosa, IBAN: SI56 6100 0001 2119 430, Delavska hranilnica, SWIFT/BIC: HDELSI22 or bring it in person to our office at Dunajska 10 (please write to us in advance to make sure someone is in the office when you come). If this presents an obstacle for anyone, please write to us and we will find a different solution.