Story.org

building narrative literacy to plot better futures for all

we are launching a media project aiming to spark a deeper conversation about the narratives
that shape our lives, from inner self-talk to political myth-making.

our bi-weekly editions curate articles, videos and podcasts on the current stories on our minds,
as well as timeless discussions on the art and impact of storytelling.

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While you wait, here's a timeless talk that complicates our understanding of story

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about

Story isn't simply a reflection of the world, a retelling of experience -
story makes the world as we know it.

We experience the world through stories, even when we're not aware of it. This is not just about the vicarious experience of things we haven't encountered, as told by others - stories influence our direct experience of the world when we come in contact with people, places, objects, beings that we have seen, read, or heard about. 

Is it not absurd, then, that we take the most influential device of communication for granted?

Storytelling is so deeply ingrained in human behavior that we seldom stop to wonder how it works.

"Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign,
but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize.
Stories can break the dignity of a people,
but stories can also repair that broken dignity."

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

What stories do we need to change to make the change we want to see in the world?

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roadmap

We started in May 2019 as a newsletter curating the stories we think are worth considering and changing.

Our story is unfolding - we don't really know what's next.

We have plans to grow both an online and offline community and events, designing educational resources to teach both youth and lifelong learners about the work of storytelling.

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resources

Do you want to learn how storytelling works? Here are some resources to get you started.

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