I was excited to take part in Parley. I’ve seen such a range of emotions - both positive and negative - play out as Covid19 started rampaging around the world. It’s great to have a chance to talk about these feelings within this framework - understanding how we each experience this can only help to foster empathy between us. It will be fascinating to have a contemporaneous record of how we were all feeling and coping, or not coping, in years to come.
I remember asking my grandparents where were they when JFK died. They remembered where they were and what they were doing. Parley offers something different - a time capsule for what you were thinking when Covid happened. In decades to come you will be able to recall what you thought, and what you did about it.
Parley provided me with an opportunity to share and listen to how each of us were experiencing this time. The questions were a great guide, opening an honest, post-dinner discussion around the table. I felt a sense of relief that I wasn't alone in some of my thoughts and feelings. After having this discussion, I have felt more connected with the people that I live with.
This pandemic provides so much time for introspection but has also created anxiety and tension around our uncertain future. Parley helped my family and I work through what was worrying us so we could quarantine better together.
Please let us know how we can improve Parley
or if you have any ideas for widening our reach or products,
especially to vulnerable groups and communities.
"The purpose of the storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you the questions to think upon”