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Original Icarus Mission Statement (Flying Too Close to the Sun)

Flying Too Close to the Sun, November 2002 As the ancient Greek myth is told, the young boy Icarus and his inventor father Daedalus were imprisoned in a maze on an island and trying to escape. Daedalus was crafty and made them both pairs of wings built carefully out of wax and feathers, but warned Icarus not to fly too close to the blazing sun or his beautiful wings would fall to pieces. Icarus, being young and foolish, was so intoxicated with his new ability to fly that he soared too high, the delicate wings melted and burned, and he fell into the deep blue ocean and drowned.

Call for Stories: Intergenerational Trauma, Oppression, Hope and Resilience

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." -- Maya Angelou Telling our stories is an act of affirmation, and it is when our stories move the people around us that we feel real, relevant, and important. When our story impacts people, and they take positive steps to relate with us, something in us also changes. Therefore, by transforming others, we transform ourselves and our communities. When we see our stories in writing, we can self-reflect and see patterns and possibilities, ways to heal and ways to bring awareness about the challenges we face.

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