Event box

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
DiMenna-Nyselius Library

Drop by the Library on Wed. 11/8, anytime between 2:00-4:30pm, to speak to a Storyteller. 1-3 people can speak to a Storyteller at a time. Conversations are approximately 20 minutes.  FYE Inspire credit.




2:00-4:30pm. Drop-by to speak to a Storyteller


Autism & The Disability Rights Movement

How does an autistic person handle their first professional job outside of college? Social hurdles are challenging for people with autism and the expectations of a work environment made my experience especially challenging... so I quit.

Call It What You Want: Rage/Passion… My Voice My Choice

My passion for advocacy stems from my many personal experiences with racism. I am committed to using my voice and my experiences to raise awareness regarding the damage that racial injustice has the ability to cause. I have a right to use my voice using any emotion that I choose.

Combating Labels

Coming from an impoverished background, now in the Army Reserve, I worry about being seen as closed off to diversity or labeled a "white knight." My main goal is to help others on their journey of self-discovery and create an inclusive world.

"Doesn't that mean you can't have......?"  Jesuit Life Revealed

Religious life - professing vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as a Jesuit - is widely misunderstood. Most presume it means giving up lots of things with no benefit.

Facing My Anxiety and Depression

In high school I was a straight A student, three sport varsity athlete, had friends, and yet I still struggled with my mental health and suicidal ideation.

I Am Ellison's New Invisible Man

As a black queer man with cerebral palsy, my entire life is filled with people telling me that I shouldn't aspire to greatness, but spite is the greatest motivator. As such I am the only disabled person in my family with an advanced degree, and the most accomplished. But getting here almost killed me.

I Grew Up in a Cult & I Survived

I am a successful attorney and adjunct faculty member, but people are always very surprised to learn that I grew up in a cult in California.

Latina Empowerment

I will share my personal journey and how I overcame struggles in my life as a Latina woman.

A Life of Surprises

Pronouncing vows of poverty, chastity and obedience and living in a religious community are countercultural if not downright strange. I would like to share how I made these life-giving choices and the many surprises that resulted from them.

Proud Catholic Mother of a Gay Son

The story of a mother working in society and the church to fight for gay rights.

Rhythms to Dreams: Ranaldo's Journey

Trading Jamaica's beats for American dreams, Ranaldo faced family discomfort, but now they're breaking free. College is their stage, blending Jamaican roots with new chances, crafting a bold path towards a brighter destiny.

Seeking that First Job: My Experience as a White Male

My first attempt to get a job after college was unsuccessful. For complex reasons, the position went to a woman. Initially it disappointed me but now, I appreciate the outcome.

The Intersection of Bipolar and Substance Abuse

This discussion will focus on the challenges of living with bipolar. Many people suffer or have their lives impacted by others with mental health issues and/or substance abuse, and I believe it is important to find understanding of what it is like to live with it or what it may look like in others.

Please note that not every Storyteller will be available for the entirety of the session


Stags Share Stories is an event for Fairfield University students, faculty, and staff to connect with each other to promote a culture of understanding, empathy, and appreciation of our diverse community, where deep and challenging conversations are welcomed, respected, and valued. Stags Share Stories is inspired by our prior Human Library events (held annually from 2016-2021) and our shared values as a Jesuit Catholic institution which includes a commitment to encounter and dialogue as well as journeying together into a hope-filled future.

Stags Share Stories is organized by the DiMenna-Nyselius Library and Office of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs with committee representation from: Campus Ministry, Center for Social Impact; Counseling & Psychological Services, Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Office of Student Engagement, Residence Life, and faculty from Dolan School of Business and College of Arts & Sciences.