GOING WITH TONIGHT’S GENERAL THEME…OF SEEING WHATEVER YOU SEE (NOT WHAT’S ACTUALLY THERE)….THIS POST HAS EXCELLENT TIMING!
Our perceptions of ourselves, of our experiences, influences the way we see the world around us. Do we ever fully see things as they truly are? Is that even possible?
‘We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.’
I was lucky enough to experience, as I was growing up, a community built on inclusion, acceptance, and bringing out the possibility in everyone. The ethos I experienced helped me to understand that everyone, regardless of background, ability, gender, and culture, has a spark of genius within them, and deserves to bring that to light. The stark differences between what I experienced in this place (Chickenshed Theatre Company) and what I experienced whilst in the ‘outside’ world was jarring. It wasn’t an utopia, but it was special. I absorbed that sense of inclusion and acceptance, and took it out into the world with me, even though the barriers…
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