Tell me what you see when you think of the word “story”. Is it the image of small children being read to? A newspaper article or work of popular fiction? These are all stories and yet they are only the opaque surface of something larger, a deeper set of pictures, which are connected to stories and their telling. Stories are not just a passive absorption of information, but rather a co-creative and dynamic experience. This active engagement in the tales we know shapes our idea of who we are. Stories offer us something to believe in and they are constantly barraging us with new ways of thinking, feeling and opportunities for action. Thomas King writes: “Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous.” (9) The power of stories is that they do shape our beliefs; the stories we hear and those we do not have a profound effect on what we believe about the world and ourselves.