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Living Stories @ the Bailey Library

How will you share your story?

Living Stories @ the Bailey Library

Living Stories @ the Bailey Library

Share your story. Challenge stereotypes.

Wednesday, March 19, 2025

Questions? Contact Molly Ledermann.

What is Living Stories?

What is Living Stories?

Living Stories brings the experiences and diversity of our campus community to life. Visitors select a story and sit down with that real live person to hear their tale, engage in a dialog, and work toward breaking down barriers and eliminating prejudice.


How can I get involved?

  • Share YOUR story
  • Visit Living Stories to listen and engage
  • Promote Living Stories
  • Encourage others to take part 


Advice for Living Stories visitors

Living Stories is a collection of real people with real stories to tell.  Be open-minded and considerate while listening and dialoging.
Questions to consider while listening:
  • How can I relate to this story?
  • How can this experience affect me, what can I learn about myself? 
  • How can I walk out of here differently today?
Explore your own experiences: 
  • When have you experienced bias or discrimination? 
  • When have you discriminated against someone else? 
  • When have you witnessed discrimination and you did nothing about it? 
  • When have you witnessed discrimination and you did something about it? 
  • What are the contributing factors to when we do something versus when we do nothing? 

Campus Partners

For Faculty - Living Stories Assignments

Support Services

Living Stories participants are real people with real life stories that deal with difficult subjects; if you need to talk there are Personal Counselors available to WCC students:


Student-produced video from the 2019 Human Library