Welcome to the discussion! I am Danielle Coates-Connor from the Center for Story-based Strategy. I'm helping to facilitate this conversation. I'm glad you're here!
This first discussion topic is meant to introduce newcomers to the concept of story-based strategy and to make sure we're all on the same page. So what is story-based strategy?
The story-based strategy approach means looking at social change strategy through the lens of narrative.
Humans are narrative animals. We use narrative to make meaning in the world around us. We are literally made up of stories that tell us who, why and what we are. Storytelling has always been a powerful tool for organizers and movement builders to name problems, unite constituencies, and mobilize people towards solutions. Story-based strategy is about changing stories in the dominant culture and therefore creating more political possibility for our movements.
Share your experiences, thoughts, ideas and questions about the story-based strategy approach by adding a comment below or replying to existing comments! I look forward to hearing from you.
-- Danielle Coates-Connor
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