Storytelling is magic.
Telling our stories opens the door to ourselves; and suddenly there we are: seen, heard, known, perhaps for the first time in our lives.
It takes courage, and the inner knowing that our stories matter — that your story matters —and that the world needs to hear it. Our stories are sacred. Sharing them can lead to personal and collective transformation.
This is the power of story.
As storytellers, we are alchemists.
When we write, we learn who we are, what we think, how we understand the world. When we share our stories, we heal ourselves and the world.
Stories help us understand one another more deeply and authentically. Writing can be a tool to form relationships, build bridges and create community.
As writers and storytellers, we stand as witnesses to one another’s experience. We “pay exquisite attention to the narrative,” says Dr. Rita Charon; and that is the greatest gift we can give to one another.
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