Working with the pirates this summer was enriching in so many ways. Collectively we created a magic that we could spread with people all over! I really enjoyed being able to develop a clowning hula hoop workshop that I facilitated in various spaces, with a variety of people in multiple cities and countries. This taught me so much about adapting to the strengths of every person you meet, to provide a safe space in which they can shine. Even better when a group of adults or children shine together. I loved this about doing the workshops, because it not only connected people to their playful selfs but also connected everyone together, through problem solving, sharing and performing, dancing together and creating this space for an hour or so where everyone is seen and contributing to what is. This is a valuable practise that I want to continue to develop and share, to inspire growth, collectivity and play.