by Shannon Turner | Apr 6, 2023 | authenticity, Blog, change, personal is political, self-image
Having recently participated in a webinar about ChatGPT for nonprofits, I plugged in the parameters for a blog post on this topic. In less than 60 seconds, it spit out a fully articulated (if bland) exploration of the topic, including a laundry list of things to do to encourage or invite balance into our lives. If you don’t like it, you can hit refresh and it will do it again!!
by Shannon Turner | Mar 28, 2023 | #ShannonGoesToIreland, Blog, self-consciousness, self-image, self-worth, vulnerability, walks with grief
If you’ve not been through this phase, particularly as a female-identified human or person with a uterus, I gotta tell you: rough. It’s been the greatest opportunity for me to dig deep and try to tell a new story try to learn how to give myself love, grace, and time for healing. One thing that’s 1000% helped is getting my groove on.
by Shannon Turner | Sep 29, 2022 | advocacy, Blog, empathy, GCDD Storytelling Project, manifesting stories, transformative storytelling
Some people will talk about community advocacy work as “empowering,” or even that they are “giving voice to the voiceless.” I like to think that every person I work with–every kind of person I work with–has their own power, their own voice.
by Shannon Turner | Jul 13, 2022 | Blog, manifesting stories, personal narrative, self-image, transformative storytellingThere are some stories, and Shannon the Underdog Atlanta Online Dating Girl was one of them, that become a stuck/repeating tape loop. When I first moved to Atlanta in 2008, I threw myself headlong into the newly ubiquitous (read: now-not-so-skeevy) online dating...
by Shannon Turner | May 22, 2022 | #ShannonGoesToIreland, Blog, manifesting stories, personal narrative, walks with grief
People travel all the time. Maybe less so these days, but it’s just something that happens a lot, for personal and professional reasons. Can’t tell you how many times I see on dating profiles that a potential partner will judge you as unqualified if you don’t have enough passport stamps.
by Shannon Turner | Mar 20, 2022 | Blog, camp stories, change, empathy, personal is political, transformative storytelling
There once was an island made up of seven kingdoms, evenly divided by high rock walls that emanated from the center of the island and ran all the way to the sea (kinda like a giant Trivial Pursuit piece). Unfortunately, there was no source of fresh drinking water on the island. Each kingdom hated and feared the next.