The Chalk of the Town: Rainbow Shoes

 

Rainbow Shoes

Rainbow Shoes

When did you come out?

When did you come out?

 

When did you come out?

Everyday”

“Every time I meet someone new.”

“Every job I have.”

“I wanted to, but couldn’t.”

“I was outed without my consent.”

“I’m straight so I didn’t have to.”

Chalky Definitions: Classism

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“Prejudice against or in favour of people belonging to a particular social class.” – CWM

The Chalk of the Town: Red Stilettos

A couple of hours in a downtown alley later…

Red Stilettos, Downtown Vancouver

Red Stilettos, Downtown Vancouver

 

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Put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Stay tuned for the next in our series! 🙂

 

The Chalk of the Town: Work Boots

Kicking off our summer series, are these pair of shoes we left at Granville Loop Park:

Work Boots

Work Boots, Granville Loop Park

More details on their way!

Chalk Challenge, Week 19

Do you make resolutions for the new year?

Have you made your resolutions for 2014? How are they going so far?
This week, we would love it if you could chalk them somewhere!

Isn't this a fantastic resolution? We think so! :D

Isn’t this a fantastic resolution? We think so! 😀

Share your resolutions with us by commenting here on this post, on our Facebook page, Twitter, or at chalkwithme@gmail.com

More Time for Answers

We’re back!!!!

And we have some exciting news, we’ve decided to extend the deadline of our ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE,  this way we will have more time to circulate it and get more of your awesome answers and feedback! 🙂

Extended Deadline!

Deadline Extended!

If you have not done so already, please take the CWM Questionnaire today, and share the link on your Twitter and/or Facebook so that your friends might take it too!

We have lots of chalking plans for the new year, and are going to start planning a few exciting Chalk With Me events for the summer of 2014!

If you have any chalking ideas, or event suggestions, do not hesitate to let us know. Email us at chalkwithme@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Twitter!

Chalk With S: Seat Belt Conversations

What do you tell people you meet on planes?

Travelling by myself means fewer conversations and more listening to the people around me (when I don’t have my headphones on). On my flight from Vancouver to Frankfurt on Friday, I decided to pay attention to the questions strangers asked each other while confined by seat belts for almost half a day. Culture and family seemed to be the top two topics.

Seat Belt Conversations

Seat Belt Conversations

I heard people narrate very personal issues, related to why they were travelling. I know I have had excellent conversations with people, who have given me useful input and fresh perspective in a very short amount of time. Perhaps it is the shared mission of getting from point A-B that lends the sense of having something in common with a stranger on the plane. “Why are you going to place B?” seems to be a kind of shared curiosity.

That shared curiosity combined with a shared destination is what appears to drive the conversation, and allows people to learn about lives different or very similar to their own. I think this could apply to learning processes in general, when information is shared and people work together towards a common goal.

I also noticed that many assumptions about culture surfaced in that space. The kinds of questions people asked each other were telling of their perceptions of what other people’s lives were.

How do you introduce yourself? What kinds of questions do you ask people you meet on a plane, or similar situations?