Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/December 2012 - (Page 28)

by dahlia Pham s far back as I can remember, I told stories to anyone who would listen. As a child, I used stuffed toys and chalk drawings to share the stories in my mind. I would make my own crude accessories, such as bows and arrows from sticks, and act out the characters I had created. As I grew older, I took on the voices of my characters, such as a comedic, nasally voice for a bassoon conservatory student named Bird Man and a low, booming voice for a s’mores chef named Mr. Narwhal. The only thing I enjoyed more than creating my own tales was listening to other people’s stories. Whether it was my friends’ playground role-playing warrior adventures, or the Vietnamese folklore and life experiences my parents shared with me, or a friend’s fiction I read in order to offer feedback, I have always loved stories. But by the time I was in middle school, my childhood exuberance gave way to shyness. I became less confident about sharing my stories and, fearing criticism or failure, I kept them to myself. Eventually, the only stories I had were stored in my mind or told by others in books. 28 imagine k Oc st er tt HU ,s ck tO ks in tH nov/dec 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/December 2012

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/december 2012
Big Picture
In My Own Words
Well of Dreams
Making History Personal
A World Full of Stories
The Month of Writing Dangerously
Japan Adventures
Storytelling 2.0
On the Frontline of Digital Journalism
Once Upon a Summer
Awakening the Storyteller
Selected Opportunities & Resources
On the Doorstep of Discovery
When You’re Ready to Do Research
Off the Shelf
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options
One Step Ahead
Planning Ahead for College
Students Review
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - November/December 2012