Caroline Harvey, MA, LMT,
is a published author, a writing professor at Berklee College of Music, and an internationally renowned speaker. She believes in poetry and performance as a powerful path for overcoming adversity, discovering vibrant health, and affecting real social change.
This program is part of our Integral Leadership Program Summer Leadership Series.
“There are truths bellowing from our bones, stories nudging up from the root and into the mouth,” Caroline Harvey writes. “We cradle these stories under our tongues, aching to communicate authentically, longing for vibrant engagement with our beloved world. But we’ve received mixed messages: maybe we were told to stay quiet, that we were ‘too much’; maybe our stories are traumatic, so we locked them away. Doubts emerge: Is my truth welcome? Can I say this aloud?
“We long to be acknowledged for our unique truths,” Caroline Harvey writes. “Expression is our birthright, but in an era of social media addiction and smartphone dependency, we’re experiencing a global degradation of compassionate communication. We have online tools that reach the world, but our words are met with impersonal clicks. It’s easier than ever to share personal images, but technology makes everything alterable. We have doubts: is my truth welcome? Is my story important? Do you ache to speak out, to listen and be listened to?