In March 2016 Wahre Geschichten Zürich invited me to share my story on the theme of Awakening on April 17, 2016.
I chose to write and perform a spoken word on my Awakening on November 10th, 1989 in then East Berlin, and 18 years later in Transnistria. It is about how I became a stranger after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and my journey of reconciliation with the past and back to my identity.
"What does it mean to discover a wall after it fell? Where or what is Transnistria? Where is home? Interested in hearing my story?" Listen to the Podcast here.
Spoken Word Performance at Wahre Geschichten Zürich. April 2016. Photo ©Andrea Lindemann
Today, reconciling the past in the presence through photography is at the core of my work as a photographer and the mission of my entrepreneurial photography project, Within Our Walls and Beyond, that aims to change narratives, encourage dialogue, build bridges, heal and make peace both on the individual and on the collective level.
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Wahre Geschichten (True Stories) Storyteller, second from the right. Photo ©Andrea Lindemann