On June 4, I’ll be doing a little storytelling and leading a brainstorm at the Reinvent Tourism Festival.
Planting a seed with hidden history
How we see the world is defined by the story we tell ourselves about how we got here. That’s why one of the most powerful things you can do is introduce your guests to BIPOC, LGBT+, women’s and Jewish history. In this brainstorm, we’ll give an example of the type of intersectional stories that Amsterdam is full of and lay out some guiding principles. Then, we’ll do a group brainstorm about how participants can incorporate these kinds of stories and explore which figures they should look into.
Every Thursday, I tell a quirky story from Amsterdam history on Dam Daily. Here are some links to past episodes. My stories are usually around the 40th or 45th minute, but the whole episode is always a good listen.
- The Deutzenhofje, or good deeds don’t always have good intentions
- The Silence of Utrecht, or an unexpected homage
- Nina Simone & Philips Records, or an unknown Dutch connection
- Benno Premsela, or two scenes for gay rights
- Vondel’s Couplet, or the procrastinator’s nightmare
- Marsha P. Johnson, and how she changed Amsterdam from New York
Check out #DamDaily every Thursday from 9am-11am. Or, listen whenever you feel like it on podcast or their site: https://broadcastamsterdam.nl/shows/dam-daily/
In addition to fascinating guests and some truly excellent music from host Blesz, you can hear me tell a quick story from Amsterdam’s hidden history. Check it out!
I’ve missed storytelling! I’m excited to say I’m back to revealing Amsterdam’s hidden history with a socially distanced tour. We walk through the spacious Plantage neighborhood and I tell the stories of the hidden heroes who shaped Amsterdam. Check it out:
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