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365 stories of sisters making a difference - stories that need to be told.
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Supporting Young Social Entrepreneurs | Shoe String Startups ...

Supporting Young Social Entrepreneurs | Shoe String Startups ... | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
The Vibewire hub in Melbourne is a great space, and they are extremely active in supporting young social entrepreneurs getting projects off the ground that benefit society, the environment and culture.
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Crowdfunding for adisease called Ankylosing Spondylitis | The Brave Discussion

Crowdfunding for adisease called Ankylosing Spondylitis | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding for a disease called Ankylosing Spondylitis...
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How Far would you go for Beauty? Footbinding? | The Brave Discussion

How Far would you go for Beauty? Footbinding? | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Collective Shout names and shames corporations, advertisers and marketers who objectify women and sexualise girls to sell products and services.
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The Crane Wife -- Asking Too Much From Stories

The Crane Wife -- Asking Too Much From Stories | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Thoughts on Living a Storied Life...

 

What a beautiful blog post with an important cautionary tale -- stories or storytelling is not the cure for every problem in business.

 

Author Bob Kanegis has given us food for thought here about treating our stories with respect, knowing when to NOT tell stories, plus keeping the magic and mystery of stories alive in our frenetic hyped-up world.

 

Enjoy this lovely post, take a breath, and bring balance back into your story activities.


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Fukushima children swap fear for fun - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Fukushima children swap fear for fun - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
A Japanese woman living in Australia is helping children living in the shadow of the Fukushima crisis forget their nuclear worries.
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The Brave Discussion | Stories that need to be told - 365 story a day social justice project, empowering women

The Brave Discussion | Stories that need to be told - 365 story a day social justice project, empowering women | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
The Brave Discussion Movement is a community-based project led by a company of sisters who come together to raise awareness for issues that need to be discussed, whose stories need to be changed.
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LaunchPad – a social enterprise providing affordable sanitary pads to women and girls in Sierra Leone. | The Brave Discussion

LaunchPad – a social enterprise providing affordable sanitary pads to women and girls in Sierra Leone. | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Invest in a girl and she’ll do the rest for you – The Girl Effect Today we discuss the growing number of social entrepreneurs who are solving problems in the ...
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The Origins of Storytelling | The Brave Discussion

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Today’s blog post is a backgrounder to our post to appear tomorrow on the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. I thought it appropriate that we explore the origins of ...
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The Power of US – and 34 million Friends | The Brave Discussion

The Power of US – and 34 million Friends | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Today I thought I’d share with you an inspiring story of two women who individually were so outraged at the Bush administration’s decision to withhold all of the $34million allocated ...that they started 34 millions friends - a grassroots campaign that made a statement and a difference.
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My life with AS – a journey of hope | The Brave Discussion

My life with AS – a journey of hope | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Today’s post is re-posted from HurtingbutHopeful, a blog by Kelly Christal Johnston. Kelly is a health activist and lives with the ongoing pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis. When you live with ...
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Bobbie Houston and the growth of the grassroots sisterhood movement around the globe | The Brave Discussion

Bobbie Houston and the growth of the grassroots sisterhood movement around the globe | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
In 1997 Bobbie also started the annual multi-faith Colour Your World Women’s Conference, which attracts a staggering 16,000 women from around Australia and abroad and is now hosted not only in Sydney, but in London, Kiev and Cape Town. It brings together girls from all walks of life with a common understanding, that we can all make a difference, that we each have a role to play on earth and that we can change the story.
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From refugee to humanitarian – one woman’s amazing journey to help the widows and orphans of Afghanistan | The Brave Discussion

From refugee to humanitarian – one woman’s amazing journey to help the widows and orphans of Afghanistan | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
She devoted herself to teaching Afghan Women how to live the ‘Australian Way’ and to bring them out of some of the more traditional approaches to living, a unique experience ...
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Walk for Freedom – Walk for the World | The Brave Discussion

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Walk for freedom – walk for the world Earlier this year I attended the Colour Sisterhood Conference and was inspired by how many girls are making a difference around the ...
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The Danger of a Single Story

The Danger of a Single Story | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

 

We feature this TED talk on today's The Brave Discussion - please cehck it out and comment. But the following scoop article from my friend Karen Dietz is worth the read:

 

OMG -- what an amazing video! It is about 12 minutes long -- and eloquent plus thought-provoking. It is inspiring and heartfelt. I know this will feed you well.

 

Here is how to view it through the lense of small business, enterprises, non-profit work, or social cause entrepreneurship:

There is not one story, but multiple stories of different people that together create or organization -- whether you are a sole proprietor, nonprofit or a multinational corporation. You would think that is obvious, but I can't tell you how frequently people come to me for their 'story' -- their one, defining story. But thinking that way is dangerous and extremely limiting -- and untimately not successful as this Chimamanda explains. There are your stories, stories of customers, stories of partners, stories of staff, stories of stakeholders, etc...

 

The tone of today's marketing/branding efforts reflects more the shallowness of story instead of its depth. Depth comes from the many stories, not the 'one'. We instead must engage with ALL the stories otherwise we rob people of their dignity, respect and humanity. That thievery does not create meaningful relationships -- and we are all in the age of relationship building/sustaining if you haven't figured that out yet. 

 

Over-storying happens all the time -- to silence different voices for the sake of efficiency. The result? Stereotypes that while true, are woefully incomplete. This ultimately creates an inability to reach and engage with more people/markets in your business.

 

Stories in organizations and public life can be used to dispossess and malign (our current political climate?) or to bring together and empower. There are dangers in storytelling -- yes, even in business -- and care must be taken so we hear and can operate from a balance of stories for the health and well-being of the organization.

 

In the end, your success in working with stories for engagement, connection and meaningful relationship is all about awareness, intent, and deep listening -- and getting really smart about the power of storytelling. Enjoy watching this video about the depth, richness, and beauty of storytelling that will help you truly engage with those around you.

 

As Chimamanda says at the end, reject the single story and regain a kind of paradise.

 

Many thanks to Gregg Morris who originally curated this for his Story and Narrative scoop.it.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Talin's wish, a little boy with an inoperable brain tumour unites a community | The Brave Discussion

Talin's wish, a little boy with an inoperable brain tumour unites a community | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Talin's wish, a little boy with an inoperable brain tumour unites the Gymea community when he wishes to celebrate his 6th birthday...

 

This dear little boy turns 6 today. The Facebook page his mum has set up has already attracted some 12,000 followers and the love and support this dear little angel has garnered from across the social media landscape is amazing. Please take a moment today to stop by this Facebook page and wish him hugs and a big Happy Birthday

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The backstory behind Facebook's organ donor status in timeline | The Brave Discussion

The backstory behind Facebook's organ donor status in timeline | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
New organ donor status on Facebook developed by two long-time friends, Facebook’s COO and a Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon.
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Social Business: Transparency is Good for Business

Customers want increased transparency when interacting with companies because then they can make sure they really get what they want or need from the company.
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UNICEF Australia - Children's charity education: teachers for children in need

UNICEF Australia - Children's charity education: teachers for children in need | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it

Teach your class about children's rights and the responsibility we all have in helping realise these rights...

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Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder– working to erase the stigma of mental illness | The Brave Discussion

Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder– working to erase the stigma of mental illness | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
In recent years much has been done to de stigmatise the language used around mental health and in Australia we have wonderful organisations like Beyond Blue, The Black Dog Institute ...
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Treehuggers – The Chipko Movement – a story of how a group of women defended their forests by hugging trees | The Brave Discussion

Treehuggers – The Chipko Movement – a story of how a group of women defended their forests by hugging trees | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
We have been sharing a lot of ancient wisdom about mother earth this week on The Brave Discussion so to round off the series I thought it would be appropriate ...
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Bosom Buddies Initiative – we need your old mobile phone! | The Brave Discussion

Bosom Buddies Initiative – we need your old mobile phone! | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
by guest blogger Sabrina Ferguson Quick Poll Q: What do gorillas and mobile phones have in common? A: They’re both native to the Congo. Ok, so that might be a ...
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Musings on a Park Bench | The Brave Discussion and homelessness

Musings on a Park Bench | The Brave Discussion and homelessness | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
by guest blogger Marguerite Jill Dye I never could have imagined how dramatically two lives could change by sitting on a park bench.  We had just moved downtown into a ...
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Wangari Maathai rose to prominence fighting for those most easily marginalised in Africa – poor women. | The Brave Discussion

Wangari Maathai rose to prominence fighting for those most easily marginalised in Africa – poor women. | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
Today we meet Wangari Maathai -the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004) who was praised by the awarding committee as “a source of inspiration for everyone ...
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Sisters changing the world one girl at a time….. | The Brave Discussion

Sisters changing the world one girl at a time….. | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
“…In the end there was a point at which I felt that I had to take ownership of my voice, my truth, and my story. Zainab Salbi's amazing story - Founder of Women for Women International.
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OzHarvest founder tries sleeping homeless for a night – Ronni Kahn’s story of experiencing the CEO Sleepout | The Brave Discussion

OzHarvest founder tries sleeping homeless for a night – Ronni Kahn’s story of experiencing the CEO Sleepout | The Brave Discussion | The Brave Discussion | Scoop.it
On Thursday night I participated in the  Vinnies CEO sleep out. As CEO of OzHarvest , a food rescue charity that exists to provide left over food to those in ...
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