This sculpture is called "The Slave" and it's by famed Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti. This figure seems partially entombed in stone. Part of him is hidden: undefined and bound. Yet what is visible is powerful, muscular and striving.Perhaps you've felt like this before: like there are parts of you bound, restricted, unfree. Perhaps you know you are capable of more. Many participants at the Great Connections have felt this way. It's one of the things that draws them here. Like you, they're a work of art unfolding before the eyes of others.
These are their stories, in their words.