Conversations that get in touch with long ago. Imagine a conversation with Aunts and Grandmas about what being a girl meant way back then – and how those lessons may drive them still.
People only see what they are prepared to see.Ralph Waldo Emerson
These assumptions can impact how we see the world and how we see ourselves operating within it. But, unlike our genealogical descent, our cultural influences can be edited. We can take the sting out of some of our old insecurities. We can rewrite an internal script or two.
The root of the root and the bud of the bude.e. cummings
Our Culture Sleuth Program will help you find some of the generational threads woven into your relationship with the world.
(Music for video by Two Dark Birds)
As adults we can explore on our own. The process can be informal and fun.
But, at Art in Real Life, we recommend putting the next generation in the driver’s seat. With a little support from you (depending on your Sleuth’s age), kids can become family heroes and learn some key life lessons at the same time. By simply asking and listening, they invite people to be seen and understood. This spirit of reflection and appreciation can linger and spread.
You will find step by step guidance on the pages that follow. Or – to encourage real ownership and independence – our Culture Sleuth Workbook has everything your child will need to lead the project like a pro. All the context and questions at their fingertips.