Story created in a workshop facilitated by Maks, a non-profit organization in Brussels, Belgium who empowers job seekers and other vulnerable groups to create their own (digital) story to develop their talents and competences.
This story was made during a 3 days workshop at The Global Platform in Amman, Jordan. The story is part of the ´Challenge My Story` project which aims to explore differences and similarities in the challenges that young men and women in Jordan face in relation to gender-related topics.
A visual exploration of resilience inspired by a poem by Denise Levertov.
A Variation on a Theme by Rilke
A certain day became a presence to me;
there it was, confronting me–a sky, air, light:
a being. And before it started to descend
from the height of noon, it leaned over
and struck my shoulder as if with
the flat of a sword, granting me
honor and a task. The day’s blow
rang out, metallic–or it was I, a bell awakened,
and what I heard was my whole self
saying and singing what it knew: I can.