Personal Storytelling

The Heart of Storytelling: The American Red Cross Lets Real People Tell Their Stories

Co.Create, Fast Company (New York, NY), December 18, 2012 Summary: With its new Storytellers campaign, The American Red Cross gives a voice–and a camera–to the people who have been helped by the organization. A New Yorker whose home was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a Michigan teenager whose Red Cross CPR training helped him save a …

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The Heart of Storytelling: The American Red Cross Lets Real People Tell Their Stories

Co.Create, Fast Company (New York, NY), December 18, 2012 Summary: With its new Storytellers campaign, The American Red Cross gives a voice–and a camera–to the people who have been helped by the organization. A New Yorker whose home was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, a Michigan teenager whose Red Cross CPR training helped him save a …

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Storyteller Inspires Others to Tell Their Stories

Borneo Post Online (Kota Kinabalu, Borneo) , December 4, 2012 Summary: The few adults in the room couldn’t imagine themselves scaling mountains with their hands or flapping like peacocks alongside their young companions during yesterday’s storytelling session, but that was the effect Cassandra Wye had on her audience. Before long, the storyteller from United Kingdom …

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Storyteller Inspires Others to Tell Their Stories

Borneo Post Online (Kota Kinabalu, Borneo), December 4, 2012 Summary: The few adults in the room couldn’t imagine themselves scaling mountains with their hands or flapping like peacocks alongside their young companions during yesterday’s storytelling session, but that was the effect Cassandra Wye had on her audience. Before long, the storyteller from United Kingdom had …

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Sikh Woman Balpreet Kaur Turns Cyber Bullying Incident into Inspiration

Yahoo.com, September 27, 2012 Summary: After someone snapped a photo of her and posted it on online, Balpreet Kaur was ridiculed for following the tenets of her Sikh faith. The photo was taken apparently without Kaur’s knowledge while she was waiting in line at the Ohio State University Library. In the photo, Kaur’s hair is …

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Sikh Woman Balpreet Kaur Turns Cyber Bullying Incident into Inspiration

Yahoo.com , September 27, 2012 Summary: After someone snapped a photo of her and posted it on online, Balpreet Kaur was ridiculed for following the tenets of her Sikh faith. The photo was taken apparently without Kaur’s knowledge while she was waiting in line at the Ohio State University Library. In the photo, Kaur’s hair …

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Porchlight Turns 10 with 2 Nights at Verdi Club

SFGate (San Francisco, CA), July 11, 2012   Summary: Every month for the past 10 years, people from all walks of life have converged to tell true, personal stories as part of the Porchlight series. No matter how funny or shocking or unbelievable, the storytellers reveal the commonalities that pervade the human experience. Founders and …

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Great Storytelling Advice from Moth Founder George Dawes Green

Flavorwire (New York, NY), May 11, 2012   Summary: The Moth founder George Dawes Green says that the key to a really great story is vulnerability. “Great storytellers really never tell about triumphs — they always focus on weakness and loss, and their own humanity, their own clownishness.” “Getting other people to be quiet — …

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Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile

New York Times (New York, NY), April 4, 2012 Summary: When she was 18, Ophira Eisenberg drunkenly cheated on her boyfriend with a guy she barely knew. This led to panic, lies, confrontation and, inevitably, a breakup. It could easily be an operatic teenage drama, but Ms. Eisenberg, now in her 30s, told this story …

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Dakota Have Stories to Tell, Culture to Share

The Free Press (Mankato, MN), January 8, 2012   Summary: The Blue Earth County Historical Society is presenting 12 monthly events aimed at helping southern Minnesota learn about Dakota culture. “Am I doing OK?” asked Joe Whitehawk, a Dakota, speaking to an almost exclusively white audience at the first event. Dave Larsen, a Dakota, said …

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