Summit Session #17: Storytelling To Power With Myaia Holmes Wrap-Up

Summit Session #17: Storytelling To Power With Myaia Holmes Wrap-Up






Summit Sessions is an ongoing educational series for nannies, educators, newborn care specialists, and other private service professionals who gather monthly for inspiring and cutting-edge experts and leaders in their fields, who will offer their expertise in the form of live, interactive sessions for attendees to take in, ask questions of, and learn from.






For this month’s live stream we were honored to speak with Myaia Holmes, program manager for Care In Action and National Domestic Workers Alliance.

Myaia Holmes is the program manager with Care in Action and The National Domestic Workers Alliance in Michigan. She is also the Executive Director of The Metro Detroit Mutual Aid, A 2021 DEAL fellow, and VP of Programs with The Minority Freedom Community Fund. They are passionate about a two-part framework to social justice work- both building political power and building self-sustainable communities based on the value framework of mutual aid.

In this session, we discussed the many facets of storytelling, the dangers of a single story, and how vital storytelling is to building collective power.



Image shared with permission via Myaia Holmes




In this session, we discussed understanding your rights as a domestic worker, and how to advocate for yourself through powerful storytelling. We talked about what it means to tell your story and how stories impact policy and culture, and we went over how to craft your personal story, and how to exchange stories in order to build solidarity and thus power.

In this session we learned more about:

    • The power and influence of storytelling
    • How to craft your care story
    • Telling your story to build power



Image shared with permission via Myaia Holmes





To learn more about our presenter, please check out Care In Action and National Domestic Workers Alliance.





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