Thoughts about "Be you"
To be you is find your own space of permission. When we make these video-, audio-, or written journals, we're playacting or experimenting with the invisible parts of a healthy, self-directed mindset. We're learning what it means to be mindful. Self-reflection is a natural state we are promoting, in order to pump adrenaline back into the soul. Of course we do this humbly, remembering the young person who asked, "Who are you to tell me to be myself?"
Here are some of the first "Be you" videos by New York City teachers who are participants in a Youth Voices Study Group sponsored by the New Yokr City Writing Project.