For our third reading and writing challenge I want you to get to know this beautiful, amazing, inspiring website called Human of New York by Brandon Stanton. Brandon photographes people on the street and starts a conversation with them. What people share may change the way you think about life, others, etc. This project has been a huge success and it has been able to raise millions for people, schools, communities in need just by sharing the stories on Facebook!
3.1. The website is organised in three sections: Stories, Countries and Series. Please start with Stories. Read some and then share your favourite. Then continue with the other two sections Countries and Series.
3.2. If Brandon had interviewed you last time you were getting home, what would you have said?
3.1. (...continuing) From countries section, I do love the story about a “dancer”. He met his soulmate at a graduation party and she taught him how to dance. After he told “no” to several girls, he answers “yes” to the special one… they lived together for 55 years, till some years ago… when she died. He still dances every day, maybe to honour and do not forget her.
From series section I chose to share with you a story about an ex-soldier that told us that his professors at Columbia looked at him as a terrorist for fighting in Iraq. He believed in America’s good will. He told us that he went over there to provide those people with basic human freedoms, but when he got there, he realizes that he was fighting manipulated kids, and thought “These weren’t the guys who were flying into towers.”.