It’s thanks to Twitter that I met Cheryl Colan. I’d been following her tweets about #digitalstorytelling for a couple of years via @cherylcolan
When I heard she was coming to teach digital storytelling in the UK with Study Abroad Britain, I invited her to Cardiff.
I was impressed by Cheryl’s commitment to and love of digital stories. Here’s an audio clip of Cheryl describing a digital storytelling trip to Australia and New Zealand:
I recorded more audio with Cheryl. In the future, I’ll share a clip of Cheryl’s philosophy regarding seeking storytellers’ consents. I like her approach because it’s a beautifully nuanced one.
Cheryl often travels with her mother Donna. I thought they were more like two best friends than daughter and mother:
Here’s a field notebook Cheryl made to give her students. It’s bound together with a rubber bracelet imprinted with Cheryl’s personal motto: “Trust Your Story”. Now that’s a sentiment we can all agree with: