The Stories a Super Typhoon Made

The art of survival and healing on the fourth anniversary of typhoon Yolanda Before we enter into her tale, “The Faithful Gardener: A Wise Tale…

The Art of Change

I recently found myself contemplating a rather overwhelming question about change. How exactly does it happen. I’d been given the opportunity by Greenpeace South Africa…

Change through Storytelling. Reflections on my DDCR journey

I remember when I was younger there was nothing that made me happier than waiting in bed for my father to come and tell me…

A New Storytelling Training from the University of Michigan

I’m jumping on here to share the news that the University of Michigan has recently launched a free online course entitled Storytelling for Change. Available…

A Year of Strategic Optimism

I’m guessing that 2018 was a rough year for most of us who care about the planet. The Report—yep, that one—told us that if the…

Blockbuster Activism

For decades, Hollywood’s conventional wisdom held that to appeal to “mainstream” (read: white) audiences, a film needed “relatable” (again, read: white) protagonists. Even movies that…

Telling Ourselves Stories: It’s not all about the ones in power

Though narratives have always mattered, they’ve come into greater prominence, particularly in social justice movements. In every corner of the world, communities now critique and…