I’m rereading Francesca Polletta’s excellent It Was Like a Fever: Storytelling in Protest and Politics.
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Our latest “I am Living Proof” video. What do you think?
This is the third post in the series “Moving from Silence to Story,” exploring the space between private and public spheres.
We’re celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month by highlighting personal stories about our jazz heritage,
This is the second post in the series “Moving from Silence to Story,” exploring the space between private and public spheres.
In Living Proof, we tell this story of meeting a new advocate, Helene:
A little over five years ago, my family, friends and I were supporting my sister Gianna as she went through chemo for Stage IV ovarian cancer. In the midst of all that, I got a call from my friends at Brandspeak Communications, asking if I would contribute time to create a fundraising video for Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, a new cancer support organization here in Minneapolis/St. Paul. “This is a helluva coincidence,” I remember thinking, and I called Gianna in California to tell her about it.
Today, I’ll be speaking to 200 nurses, members of the Minnesota Nurses Association, about how their personal stories can provide powerful support to their advocacy
All 30 men and women sitting in front of me have one thing in common: a distracted driver changed their lives. Some have lost a spouse, a parent or a child. Others have lost the ability to walk. In every case, the driver responsible was texting, using a cell phone or, in one instance, putting on nail polish.