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What’s on your Mind?

Your story matters, and we want to hear it. The Wildling Story Booth is a special project in partnership with filmmaker Maribeth Romslo to capture youth audio stories that shape who we are. All are welcome. Read our Story Booth FAQs for more details.

Open Capsules

The Great Outdoors

A collection of youth audio stories and reflections about spending time in nature.

Imagine Something Bigger

A collection of youth audio stories and reflections about connection, confidence, and courage.

Let’s Talk About Race

A collection of youth audio stories and reflections about how race and racism impacts our lives.

Growing Up in a Pandemic

A collection of youth audio stories and reflections about the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I was doing alright until online school came. I mean, how bad could it be being in your house, being in your room staring at a computer? I was wrong.”

— Julia, Story Booth Participant

What are Story Booth Capsules?

We use “Capsules” – collections of audio stories around themes – to organize Story Booth submissions and story showcases. It’s akin to publishing a written story, but in audio form! Your voice is your “format” and your phone can be your recording device. We want to hear from you.

In our first Capsule, "Growing Up in a Pandemic," storytellers shared their feelings and experiences from the heart of the pandemic. The stories ranged from tear-jerking tales of worry to triumphant social relationships and wacky isolation memories. You can listen to stories from the “Growing Up in a Pandemic” showcase.

Our second Capsule, “Let’s Talk About Race”, was an invitation to share perspectives and stories about how race and racism impact youth. Exploring this powerful topic on a personal level allowed participants to process aloud with their peers.

"The Great Outdoors," our most recent showcase, provides fresh snippets of connection to what exploring outside environments mean in the lives of kids, teens, and young adults today. Questions about access, memory, and adventure are evoked as you listen.

“I had to keep moving, keep working. I couldn’t control what was going on in the world, but I could keep control over my life. I never processed what I lost.”

— Abby, Story Booth Participant

"My mom was holding my hand, squeezing it as tight as she could, and I was holding my sister's hands and she was shaking. She said, "people don’t like us because of our skin color." I didn't want to cry because I wanted to be strong for my sister."

— Kiki, Story Booth Participant

If you have questions about the Story Booth, visit our FAQ.
If you need assistance, email us at storybooth@thewildling.org. We are here to help!