Greeta is also a drama teacher and a thespian, so we combined my W2C practices with her Judging Fences technique--a way to get people to embody their hopes and fears and act them out as skits. The teens were really enthused. Ranging in age form 17 - 21, they sprawled on mats and settled in for meditation and then a writing session. The theme was around relationships, openings and closings, and how to go beyond perceived or self-created fences. I shared a personal story about a date I was recently on and read aloud an ee. cummings poem that the date had sent me.
Some the teens wrote about their girlfriends or boyfriends, others expressed their excitement in having come to camp and made blind friends like themselves. A few discussed their job aspirations, while others talked about cultural stereotypes that they face as Hispanic and Muslim youth.
Here are some photos, including shots of me, Greeta, and camp counselor Courtney Mazzola getting our after-wrokshop horse-pets.