Stories from the Digital Storytelling Bootcamp

In June 2023, Woods Memorial Library hosted eight people from the community for a four-day Digital Storytelling Bootcamp, as the last of the library’s Health Action Team 2022-2023 projects.

The theme of the camp was resilience and belonging. Each participant wrote a script and collected photos and video for their story. They pieced together their story using WeVideo and recorded their narration. They animated and illustrated their stories as needed and added copyright-free music. The library thanks Creative Narrations for their facilitation of the camp.

Below are the stories of six of the participants:

Miranda shared a heart-felt story reimagining herself in relation to her mother.

Lenine shared a message of community as he reflected on his musical experience and time with Owl & Panther.

Aria recounted her reaction to a crisis and the community who rallies around her when she needs it.

Simar reflected on his role as videographer for the 2022 Youth & Peace Conference.

Zazil-Ha shared the simple message that ‘Everything will be OK.

Matthew shared a personal story about the Health Action Team.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.