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Nurturing Creative Confidence and Self-expression Through Cultural Comics

Comics based on real life are a fantastic way to enable self-expression and self-awareness! This video is about the cultural comic workshops I have developed and run in Australia and overseas, giving students the opportunity to express themselves.

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Comics are a very approachable medium for communication and story telling, which helps students gain confidence and perspective on their life and other people's experiences. Often the way creative subjects (particularly creative writing and art) are taught at school, leads to competition and exclusiveness, which can be very intimidating and cause young students to give up. Comics open a 'side door' back into creative freedom and reigniting confidence, because they are casual, narrative and you don't have to be 'good' at drawing.

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Dear Sarah,

Thanks for your inspiring contributions. As we plan to extend the Crowdguard Youth Ambassador Programme to address pupils in the future, I am keen to learn about user-created comics as a means of communication. Wish you all the best with your workshops and keep us updated!

Please have a look at our contributions in the female safety challenge at http://www.openideo.com/challenge/womens-safety/applause/crowdguard-app-reinvent-the-geo-based-smart-phone-alarm-app-for-low-and-no-feature-phones
I would love to hear your feedback .

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