At school I was only taught about the lives of Kings and Queens and never the lives of the populations they reigned over. Even today, we have royal correspondents and celebrity culture. It would seem the spotlight is always away from the truly important lives in any society - ours. I love this project because it does something inherently radical. It puts the spotlight on the lives of ordinary people and chooses to tell our story. Stories are our way of sharing our insights and experiences for the benefit of each other. Song often does a similar job. Singing and storytelling are acts of sharing and connection and coming together that is deeply important, not just for our shared humanity, but for our ability to resist together and create a better world.