In the words of Vincent Van Gogh, "Normality is a paved road. It's comfortable to walk but no flowers grow" and I've always wanted myself to bloom.
- at School Interviews -
Angles of Reality is being read in classrooms all across the city which are participating in a Homeless Inquiry Project with Syd Korsunsky to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the unsheltered population in Winnipeg.
Angles of Reality
Winnipeg Voice of Resilience and Stories of Courage
Our lives are filled with twists and turns and an inability to predict exactly where our paths may lead. With the people that we meet, and the decisions that we make, we can journey down roads we never intended to travel. Using genuine and emotion filled words, each chapter reveals the stories of people that one thing in common - they are human beings.
From topics touching upon mental health, addictions, and everyday struggle, this book implores open mindedness and encourages readers to move forward with an open heart. Using advocacy and education, we can grow to become a more accepting community that takes another step forward to making a difference and creating an opportunity for reconciliation to bloom. These truth baring stories break down the lived experiences of individuals in Winnipeg and force us to examine the bias’ that shape our views of each other and ourselves.
Words from Anne Mohan
Author of The Lucky Ones: African Refugees' Stories of Extraordinary Courage and Redemption: Stories of Hope, Resilience and Life after Gangs
"This book is an act of love. Rory Ramos shows great respect and care in her handling of these stories of the poor and socially outcast, compassionately accepting the participants as they are. This teen author demonstrates maturity beyond her years. "
about 250 sold copies, an Angles of Reality donation of $4,000, and a year’s worth of hard work! Thank you to Johnston Group for donating an addition $2,500 to Oak Table in support of the Angles of Reality project, making the total donation $6,500