We believe that stories matter, deeply. Writer and journalist, Joan Didion, goes so far as to say that “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Tsering Lama, storytelling advisor at Greenpeace, refers to storytelling as “world-building.” Our work is driven by a few key questions:
What stories do we hear, what stories are left out, who decides, and what are the implications?
What would our world be like if we not only made room for more than one story to lead our communities forward, but made a conscious effort to turn up the stories that are being silenced, forgotten, and ignored?
What new understandings would we arrive at if we chose to listen to the stories that don’t fit neatly into boxes, stories that contradict or complicate what we assume to be true about ourselves and others?
We’ve tried to capture our exploration of these questions in 2017 in our annual report. I hope you’ll take some time to take a look. Thank you for following along and believing our vision. We’re excited to see where this work takes us next!
Onward into 2018!
Curator, Window Seat Media