THE NARRATIVE ON:
Adverse Childhood Experiences
COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION ON RACE
Danita Rountree Green (R Satiafa) is an author, playwright and trauma healing facilitator, conducting creative workshops addressing various forms of trauma. Using the art of storytelling and development, Danita unravels self-defeating narratives, helping people move through personal, generational and historical trauma.
Connecting Through Stories - Co-Generational Sharing Model
The collective impact of storytelling promotes cohesiveness in a community, bridging young and old, past and present, the wisdom of long-time stakeholders (seniors) and new community investors (youth). Storytelling as a therapeutic word-based art activity is an innovative means of teaching values, traditions and creative problem solving. The collected stories will be workshopped to uncover interesting similarities and unique differences in the lives of the youth and the elders. The elders share “how I got over” personal stories that demonstrate resilience. In turn, the teens will perform their ACE stories live with each story revealing what they have learned (from the senior’s videoed stories about themselves) and life AND how to move through difficult times. This therapeutic artistic process is a resiliency tool. Our Senior and Teen Storytellers will then become performers, therapeutically acting out situations and events that have happened in their community.
Your grandma was a genius!
Recounting an event to
grandchildren is storytelling
at its finest!
Narratives and story are meant to be recounted to others. But while narratives are reconstruction of the past, a story can be totally fictional as often prevalent in different cultures
A stories need to have some basic features like setting, characters, plot, episodes, and a climax, narrative is just a recount, whether exciting or boring.
Stories are a type of narrative that is made emotionally compelling and interesting to capture the imagination of the people
As a Transformational Storyteller, I work to change the fractured American narrative into a story of inclusion, releasing personal trauma and historic harm. Audiences know that with a pen and a prayer, I can teach you how to make your story work for you!
After 25+ year of weaving stories from our rich ancestral legacy, I am still best known for igniting the resurgence of jumping the broom and other rituals based in African American culture. Stories that preserve history and foster tradition.
The Love Locked Down Theatre Project is a collection of stories addressing the tragic impact of mass incarceration on families. Music, poetry, a community discussion, an SOL study guide for teens and mindfulness workshops are also available.
Let me teach you how to take the stress and conflict out of difficult conversations. My talking tips will change your relationships at home, at work, with strangers, family and friends. Learn to listen intentionally and speak confidently to be heard and healed.
With the help of my awesome team, I conduct writing. visual and performance art workshops designed to address various forms of trauma among youth, seniors, the incarcerated and many other groups, building the Beloved Community. COVID-19 RESPONSIVE
Over a 25 year career as a writer of non-fiction and creative non-fiction (Satiafa) and 5 national tours, I’m dedicated to helping others unravel personal narratives to craft a story that works. Let the TBL staff help you bring your story to life!