Are these stories important to tell? Yes. If done right, storytelling is public education that has the power to change societies.
Maybe sometimes we should be story facilitators and help others tell their own stories instead of doing it for them. Enter participatory storytelling, whereby participants learn about narrative and use technology to produce their own media. By giving them control, we get a genuine storyteller’s perspective, plus they’re empowered through participation, not representation—which is the only solution to marginalization anyway.
Via Gregg Morris, Karen Dietz, soulemane elias