Storytelling for Yellow Tulip Project
- Be part of The Yellow Tulip community
An Alchemist is a person who is able to turn any material into gold… So what is "Storytelling Alchemy"? Storytelling Alchemy strives to transform the difficult experiences from your life into a source of strength and inspiration for you, and for others.
In this course you will be guided to:
Skillfully navigate the stories you tell yourself about yourself;
Learn and utilize the Storytelling Alchemy framework to create and deliver your most powerful stories;
Join a community of care, commitment, and mutual empowerment;
Practice and master the delivery of your transformative stories;
Become more embodied and empowered as you share your stories;
Graduate from Storytelling Alchemy as a peer mentor to future course students.
This course is designed in two parts: Half of the course will be offered through live Zoom video calls, and half offered through pre-recorded classes here on Udemy. There will be assignments and supporting materials for you to explore, express, and flourish through this class.
There will be assignments and supporting materials for you to explore, express, and flourish through this class. YTP has always been about community and this course is no different. You will become part of YTP’s storytelling community. You will support each other and learn from each other every step of the way. At the end of the course you will become a part of the YTP’s storytelling community and be prepared to speak at future YTP events. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your story on the TEDed platform for changemakers who are interested.
There are two mistakes you can make -- Not to start and not to finish. The expectation is that you will show up to all live zoom classes as well as do the pre-recorded classes in advance. We will send weekly emails with reminders and progress updates.
Who this course is for:
- The Yellow Tulip Community
I'm Suzanne and I am the executive director of The Yellow Tulip Project. I love supporting youth to unleash their stories for social change. I knew little about mental illness until the summer day in 2015 when my daughter Julia told me that she was depressed. Soon after everything turned upside down with the back to back suicides of my daughter’s two best friends. I am passionate about community building and am fiercely dedicated to positive change and so that people know that there is help and hope out there. I believe in the simple and compelling message of the YTP and want it to spread to schools and communities far and wide so that people know that things will get better and that suicide should never be an option.
I grew up as one of the shyest boys out there. I was often uncomfortable while sharing my life story and talking about my past, and with time, I've learned the power in unlocking those stories. I am now invited to speak nationally and globally working with incredible partners like Facebook, T-Mobile, Stanford University, Yale, Ashoka, and more. Something happened to me that changed everything. That something is the alchemy that I want to share with you through this course