sport and theatre are wonderful enablers to open up that side of ourselves that fears to be bold
Run The World helps women and girls take their first steps into running, create a safe environment for sharing experiences and together help them create a piece of theatre from those stories, empowering themselves and inspiring others.
Why? Because sport and theatre are wonderful enablers to open up that side of ourselves that fears to be bold, overcomes our fear and forces us to grow.
Why women and girls? Because when one woman or girl is empowered, she has the power to lift one hundred more with her. Empowering women and girls to reach their full potential creates a ripple effect for the most positive change.
From March 2019 – March 2020 I engaged with a group of women in Folkestone. Every Saturday morning we ran around a running track and occasionally along the beach. Each week we chatted and shared stories personal stories of loss, loneliness and courage. This time, instead of an audio walk we created a series of stories to be read aloud and showcased at the Take Off festival on International women’s day. Run The World has highlighted so many important issues for isolated, marginalised women in Folkestone who’s story would not have been heard.
Recent Blog Posts
- An all new 2020 for Run The World Folkestone! - What a wonderful start to the year! The group has grown week on week. Like most community out-reach projects you have to remain positive, patient and be in it for the long haul, which Run The World most definitely is and it is definitely paying of now. It is so wonderful not only seeing… Read More »An all new 2020 for Run The World Folkestone!
- We’ve drunk lots of tea, eaten lots of samosas and shared lots of stories - Today marked the end of my sessions at Ashiana Community Centre and phase one of Run The World. Over the last five months we’ve battled snow, ice, summer storms, drunk lots of tea, eaten lots of samosas and shared lots of stories. The never-ending bad weather resulted in the project having a few false starts.… Read More »We’ve drunk lots of tea, eaten lots of samosas and shared lots of stories
- A short promotional video - Here is a short video charting the wonderful work we’ve been doing in Folkestone!
- RUN THE WORLD SHORTLISTED FOR AN AWARD! - Here’s some lovely news for 2020 (there hasn’t been much of that has there?!) Run The World has been shortlisted for a Street Games National Award in the ‘supporting women and girls’ category. I am over the moon! Run The World is still a young organisation and to get this recognition so early on is… Read More »RUN THE WORLD SHORTLISTED FOR AN AWARD!