My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Teen Talking Circle Project Daughterssisters Brotherssons, Rolling Bay, WA, USA
"My main desire to help others came from my eleventh and twelfth grade Girl's Talking Circle Group, guided by two women activists. Group changed me forever. The circle consisted of nine high school girls ages 14 to 18, sitting around a table of candles every Thursday, speaking their rawest thoughts and feelings. Each girl had ten minutes to talk about her day - her projects, desires, laments. Each story was a monologue. As a group, we entrusted to one another our deepest feelings, allowing each of us to express whatever we wanted. Each girl’s story freed the rest of us to be present to our emotions and our truth. Listening taught me a divine love for people; I eventually learned to love a person at first glance. Girls Group was perhaps the most important turning point of my life, for it not only freed me to love with compassion, but to express myself and thereby make space for others’ expression. " Claire Hosterman
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
In being in a Girl's Group (Linda Wolf's Compassionate Listening Circles) for over two years.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Take this idea to the public school system, and fully integrate it as a neccesary daily education.