StoryStream

 

StoryStream is an experiment in story-listening. A partnership with the University of Virginia, this project has students collecting and sharing the perspectives of diverse members of our unique Charlottesville community. Utilizing a vintage Airstream trailer, this project is a tool to connect UVa students to the community while chronicling a vibrant and changing city.

 

Have a good suggestion for where StoryStream should stop next?  Contact The Bridge here!

 

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Featured Stories

Keep a Sharp Mind

“Beyond judgment I’ve learned non-resistance and to not resist so much what’s going on around you and I’ve also learned that sometimes when you fight so passionately for something that you love, you can end up destroying what you love.” – Elizabeth

 

Luminescent Bay

“I’ll be very grateful for life, which is a miracle in itself, and just appreciate our place in the cosmos.” – Brian

 

I Can See the Sky

When I lived in New York I never saw the stars. But when I moved here I was like, “Oh my God! I can see the sky.” – Raquel

 

Last Week on Earth

“I was just sitting there playing with my guitar case open at a place where people watch the sunset. A couple had been sitting there in folding chairs and she came up and said, “Will you play Gone to Carolina?” I played it and noticed that both of them were crying.” – Dan Crandall Smith

 

My Grandmother

“[My grandmother] had in mind that she wanted to go to the best college in Virginia, which was UVA. But because she was black and female, she could not attend. But her grades and everything were fine, so UVA paid for her to go to NYU.” – Simona Holloway-Warren

 

Homecoming

“I opened my eyes and the Blue Ridge Mountains said to me: your blood and your DNA are in these mountains and you need to come home.” – Sharon Taylor

 

Claim the Crane

“Is it worth it?  Is potentially risking our life so that we could get the last ten percent of this clean…we do it.” – Anonymous

 

People Are Way Friendlier Here

“People in Charlottesville, in the South in general, are so much…kinder and warmer immediately and it’s taught me to be more polite.” 

 

The Importance of a Home

“It really, in many ways, is intangible, what owning a home means.  For one, it’s something that you have the opportunity to kind of create and put own personality into and make decisions.  It’s empowering to own a home.” – Garrett Trent

 

Halfway House

“It’s a lot of culture here so there’s a lot of different people and I feel more at home here, you know?  Because I can go up to somebody like you and talk to you and you won’t judge me…I can be me.”

 

I Wasn’t Supposed To Be A Cheerleader

“I loved being a cheerleader…I guess because it put me out front in a good way.  And I wasn’t supposed to be a cheerleader.” – Hilda Ward

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