We are reopening the submission for Holy Cross Stage for Change!

If you have a story, please submit to us 



Help us to build a Stage for Change.

We talk about HCC being "Family." Describe a time when HC didn't feel like home for you.

What is it like to be a minority on campus? Tell us about a time when you were the "other," because of your religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

Tell us about your dining hall experience. Do you feel like you can sit anywhere with anyone?

What do you wish you could share with your Holy Cross community? Tell us what you are carrying (inside).

What do you carry? Are you okay? Are there experiences you can't share with anyone?

Do you feel safe/comfortable being/coming out on HCC? Tell us more.

How does the undocumented status affect you or your family? Tell us your story.

Tell us about a time when you did not have enough. How does financial security affect your life as a student?

Tell us about how your campus identity is affected by the tri-campus dynamic.

Do you feel inferior to our brothers and sisters across the street? And why?

Tell us about a time you felt truly celebrated or included for your whole self.

Who are you? Describe how your Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Muslim, Native identity affect your HCC experience.

Has anyone doubted or underestimated you due to your gender?

What is it like to juggle school and family responsibilities as a HCC student?  

All members of the Holy Cross community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are encouraged to submit. We hope that your story will help spark an honest dialogue on campus about diversity and inclusion.

**In order submit your story please create an account below. No record of your name will be kept by Stage for Change. All stories will remain anonymous.**

Share Your Story With Us!

If you were moved by the stories that were shared at our production of Shattered or Hear Me Out please consider sharing your story with us for the upcoming year. 

Below are some prompts from 2018 that can help you to start writing your story. 

What does society reflect onto you? What do you reflect onto society? Tell us a story about your relationship to the society's stereotypes and/or expectations. 

Describe to us how your race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, religion, ability, etc. affect the way you are and/or the way society engages you. 

Do you want to break society's stigmas against you? Such as mental illness, physical appearance (hair, tattoos, weight, piercings). How are you doing it? 

Tell about a time when your identities conflicted (Civilian/military, bi/multiracial, dependence/adulthood, independence/disability).

Describe a time when you acted in a way that you were ashamed of.

Describe a time of self-doubt.

Talk about a time that challenged your identity.

The people closest to us sometimes hurt us; describe a time when someone closest to you hurt you.

Describe a time when your vision for your future was opposed by those close to you.

In what ways do you feel pressured to conform? Why? Whether it be from family, society, partner, work.

Tell us about a time when you were not enough to belong to your people? (Mexican-American, African-American, Asian-American).

Do you ever feel guilty for pursuing higher education/moving up? Why or why not?

 

Remember, your story matters.

All member of the IUSB community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are encouraged to submit. We hope that your story will help spark an honest dialogue on campus about diversity and inclusion. Your story does not have to relate directly to these questions, however, they do serve as a guide for writers. Help us to build a Stage for Change.

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In order submit your story please create an account below. No record of your name will be kept by Stage for Change. All stories will remain anonymous.**

**By donating your anonymous work, you are giving us permission to edit it, if necessary, for length, anonymity, and clarity, as well as to reproduce it for the purpose of fund-raising, marketing, curriculum development, etc. Reproductions may be, but are not limited to, the stage, DVD, website, or print publication. In all such reproductions, the work will be noted as anonymously authored. By donating your work, you represent and warrant that you are the sole author of this work and own the rights thereto. Such donation does not prohibit you from re-publishing your work under your own name elsewhere at a later date, but be aware that a publisher may consider that publication a re-print.