We’ve all said it many times when trying to get through a difficult situation; “What doesn’t kill me, makes me stronger.” We have all been able to call on inner strength in different moments, but what if there was something challenging in your life bigger than just a moment? What would your inner strength be capable of developing then, and where would it take you? Most importantly, what great stories would you have to share as a result?
Realwheels Theatre is exploring this in a community storytelling project, #SuperVoices. They are inviting storytellers who self-identify as having some form of disability to share with them in written, pictorial or video form, their superpower. Everyone is invited to engage and benefit from the inspirations that are so often sparked by stories so bold and honest. Being that this is a digital project, they are hoping that even those with limited mobility will be able to participate.
In some cases a superpower is an exceptional talent that emerges, as in the case of Stephen Wiltshire, who is known as the human camera. In the video below you can see Stephen fly over Rome and then draw everything he saw down to the exact number of windows on buildings.
In other cases, superpowers are a new sense of intuition or knowledge that becomes heightened as self awareness blossoms into new capabilities. One of the #SuperVoices participants, @freeandclear1, is able to smell toxic chemicals and avoid them as a result of migraines. One of the most powerful stories shared so far in this campaign is by Lynnthargic, who wrote a very poetic blog on all that she is now able to see. It is simply titled, Superpowers.
If you would like to share your superpower, please do so with the #SuperVoices hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, or by posting your story on the WheelVoices Facebook page or G+ Community. You may also email it to Realwheels directly at: email@example.com. Tell your story using your own preferred technique; photos, videos or written word.