The VoiceStory Foundation tackles the issue of social isolation that is prevalent in society today, which is caused by a number of issues including: working remotely, addiction to mobile devices, the obsession with social media, reduced face to face interaction and the lack of spaces which promote deeper conversations and connection.
This is done through our monthly speaking platform – VoiceStory Live, educational workshops, mentorship and coaching to develop an individual’s ability to embrace and share their unique stories.
The VoiceStory Live platform was created to be an inclusive environment by VoiceStory Foundation founder Winston Yeung. The concept was born from his dysfunctional belief that he needed permission to speak, so he created the VoiceStory Live stage to give people permission to speak without fear of judgement, ridicule or shame. He believes that everyone has a voice and the power contained in their stories can only be unleashed when they are shared.
The VoiceStory Live process helps people see past their dysfunctional beliefs, perceptions and judgements, heal trauma and empower them to grow, by inviting them to find their voice, embrace their stories and share them with the intention to impact another.
Our Next Show is November 27 @ The Cultch!
TJ started doing monologues on stage in his early 20s, telling about his experiences with shitty jobs and unrequited love. “I was successful, but before long my ego robbed me of the joy of all of it. So I kept digging deeper. Until I found my real pain.” He then discovered that revealing it on stage brought redemption and connection.
Join us on November 27 and TJ shares his experience that “It’s easy to believe that if people saw our messy, anxious underbelly, they’d never love us. However, the opposite is true and exposing our vulnerability brings us closer to each other.”
After moving to Canada Jan’s life was on auto-pilot until he attended a weekend retreat that blew his heart and mind open. “For the first time I was surrounded by people that completely accepted me for who I truly am!” He felt an intense feeling of belonging, but also realized that he felt more disconnected and lonely than before.
On November 27 Jan shares his journey with us and his realization that “Feeling lonely isn’t a bad thing. It’s just a message from your body telling you that you crave connection. Like when you are hungry your body tells you to eat.” And from this he found out the shortcut to deep connections is vulnerability.
After being harassed as a child for being sensitive, Caitey embarked on a journey to redefine her relationship with vulnerability. By experimenting with ‘vulnerable fun’, she discovered that vulnerability is a powerful tool for unlocking deeper fulfillment in life.
Join us on November 27 as Caitey shares her discovery that vulnerability is the key to real fun and fulfillment in life, which then reopens possibilities that we have inadvertently closed off while “growing up”.
Failed relationships have caused Birnie to question his self worth and ability to love or be loved again. “I find myself alone with my thoughts and my life, which has created a fear within me. I’m looking to push through my struggles by living life, which in turn will create opportunities for someone to join me on my journey.”
On November 27 come experience his story, as Birnie shares with us that in order to move on in life, one needs to be vulnerable. “It starts with owning my story and then sharing it will empower me. It is then possible for healing to begin and hope will follow.”