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Wed, May 15



TNM Talks: Join Abigail Disney in Conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos

Join a virtual conversation with filmmaker, philanthropist, and social activist Abigail Disney on creativity and community. After the interview, audience members will be invited to participate in a TNM experience of creative writing to prompts, sharing in small groups and conversation.

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TNM Talks: Join Abigail Disney in Conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos
TNM Talks: Join Abigail Disney in Conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos

Time & Location

May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT


About the Event

About Abigail Disney:

Abigail E. Disney advocates for real changes to the way capitalism operates in today's world. As a

philanthropist and social activist, she has worked with organizations supporting peacebuilding, gender

justice, and systemic cultural change. She is a documentary filmmaker who won an Emmy for “The Armor

of Light.” Her latest film, “The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales,” which she co-directed with Kathleen Hughes, made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The film screened in select theaters and is available on-demand. In Season 4 of the podcast “All Ears,” Abigail used the film as a jumping-off point to ask big-thinking business leaders, union organizers, economists, and others how they would fix our broken economy.

She is also Chair and Co-Founder of Level Forward, an ecosystem of storytellers, entrepreneurs, and social change-makers dedicated to balancing artistic vision, social impact, and stakeholder return. She also created the nonprofit Peace is Loud, which uses storytelling to advance social movements and the

Daphne Foundation, which supports organizations working for a more equitable, fair and peaceful New

York City.

How It Works (1-hour Sessions):


  • A TNM facilitator sets up the session, including group agreements and the TNM Core Concept of the week.
  •  Abigail Disney will share in conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos followed by a creative experience. 


  • The facilitator shares a photo and the first prompt. You're invited to use prompts as a starting point and take them anywhere your imagination leads in any style, any voice. The only parameter is to keep it to 1 page or 500 words.
  • Next, you'll get a second prompt to weave into your piece and tie it all together.


  • After the writing, you are randomly assigned to small breakout groups with other participants.
  • Everyone takes turns reading their piece without stopping for conversation or feedback. Simple acknowledgments such as "Thank you for sharing." are welcome. While each person shares, focus on witnessing without judgment.
  • After everyone has shared, feel free to discuss your process, the TNM Core Concept and prompt or share about something else that's going on with you that may be relevant to the TNM experience. Speak for yourself only and refrain from giving advice or asking probing questions.
  • NOTE: If someone in your group shares something deeply personal and may be in distress, please ask them if they are okay in this moment and don't hesitate to send a direct message to the TNM facilitator.


  • In the final minutes, the group comes together to share their thoughts about their experience, answer questions, go deeper and have fun!

Salon Guidelines:


Remain aware and conscientious of your choice of words and tone. Please do not ask personal questions or give advice. Hate speech or hurtful behavior, regardless of the context will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate removal from the session.


Confidentiality is essential. What is said in the group must stay here. We do not record these sessions and will not tolerate any recording, transcribing, repeating others' stories or otherwise infringing on the rights and privacy of others.


To ensure that everyone feels comfortable sharing their stories and their feelings, we require everyone to have their cameras on during sessions, except while writing. If you do not comply you will be removed from the session.


When listening to others' stories, put yourself aside so you can hear others from their perspective without your own assumptions getting in the way. Your job is only to witness each other with appreciation.

Those who join in TNM online sessions should familiarize themselves with our participation disclaimer and agreement at


  • Suggested Donation $10

    We are committed to offering programming that's accessible to everyone and rely on your contributions to make that possible! Please consider paying what you can afford in your week to stay financially comfortable while showing your support for The Narrative Method.

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