The GCDD Storytelling Project
In 2018 and 2019, the Georgia Council of Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) teamed up with talented writers and photographers who set out across the state to collect some great stories about people with developmental disabilities. The Storytelling Project was born.
Since 2018 we have collected 100 stories for our Telling Our Stories project (click here to view those stories), created the first season of our Hidden Voices podcast, and shot a short documentary film 6,000 Waiting (now available for screening). The year 2020 was quite different for Georgia, from social distancing to ‘back open,’ the residents of Georgia with and without disabilities have adjusted their lives to new social rules. The Storytelling Project responded with season two of the podcast Hidden Voices focusing on the experience of social distancing. And also with our Over the Wire video project, a collecting of stories virtually and dispersed virtually. In 2021 we are introducing Treasure Maps: The Georgia Storytelling Roadshow, a pop-up, interactive, drive-in theatre production.