Don’t tell us what you do for a living, tell us what makes you come alive,
Don’t tell us what or where you studied, share instead how you’re going to thrive,
Don’t tell us how old you are, tell us the stories that lit up your years,
Tell us about your greatest joy, tell us who you are when you have no fears.
What is your wildest dream? What does your heart crave?
What is the centre of your sorrow? Have you witnessed yourself be brave?
Tell us about any failures, any times it’s all been a mess,
Tell us if you can still stand by the edge of the sea, and shout to the sky, ‘Yes!’
Tell us how you sit with pain without hiding it or fixing it,
And joy, without being afraid, that it might only last for a short bit,
Tell us what sustains you when all else falls away,
What keeps you centred in your truth, safe and not swept astray.
Tell us how you see your own beauty, even when it’s not pretty, every day,
Tell us how you face heart break, when you have no words left to say,
Tell us how you get up with courage, after a night of grief and despair,
We want to know your story, believe us, we truly care.
– The Goodwill Tribe
We at The Goodwill Tribe are inspired by the power of human connection. We believe and have witnessed that moments of connection, give rise to more empathy and compassion. If we all felt connected to each other, perhaps we’d all treat each other with love and compassion and this world would look very different.
Strangers in Colour is an experiment in human connection.
You are blindfolded
Partnered with a stranger
You have a *goosebumpy* conversation
And then you are separated
You create a piece of art to represent this amazing new person
And then you finally ‘see’ them (without the blindfolds this time)