“We are a collection of our stories”, Master Storyteller Yohance Henley. A truly powerful story can pull us out of our darkest place and plunge us into a world of adventure and endless possibilities. Now that the Covid-19 Pandemic has landed, Virgin Island’s residents are stuck in their homes and practicing social distancing. During these times, a collaborative storytelling campaign led by VI Crawl, the Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education, State of The Territory News, and Sukumtash Cultural Storytelling Folktales have emerged to educate and express V.I. culture in many creative outlets throughout social media. #CULTUREANDCHILL is a multimedia series that will be revealed in various ways.
Here are some of the more common ways.
- It is a series of storytelling by master storytellers via videos, graphics, and texts.
- Storytelling Webinars
- Interactive Events
- Cultural Articles.
This collaborative effort will continue for weeks during these isolating times. Through various social media pages and accounts just keep on the lookout for #CULTUREANDCHILL throughout the entire month of May. Tune in every Friday for some of the Virgin Islands youngest and brightest on these social media accounts. Please follow these storytelling accounts here:
An example of the content can be found below:
Remember Stay Safe and Stay together. #CULTUREANDCHILL #VICRAWL #VIFORLIFE