Tracey approached me about doing a project for her daughter’s school. I met Tracey and her fellow chairperson, Eva, for coffee. I heard their personal stories and why they love this school and why they were running the annual Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Gala. As I walked away from my time with them, ideas began to brew.
Good news, we got 80% of what I had envisioned with them. However 100% of it was the intention I had hoped for.
What is most moving was the surprisingly blunt and brutal honesty and generosity of the interviewees.
Creative work comes in waves and sometimes you do not have the chance to step back and listen and be reminded of the big picture.
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is leading the way in teaching young people self advocacy. I am privileged to see education done in a way that transforms young people, families and a person’s future.
Good people doing good work is so powerful.
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