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Storytelling Archives - ivoh

ivoh fellow Ally Karsyn shares her story on divorce, dating & being childfree by choice

August 3, 2017 |

Ally Karsyn. Photo credit: Jordan Edens Photography. 


Editor’s note:This story was produced as part of an Images & Voices of Hope Restorative Narrative Fellowship, which supports media practitioners who want to tell stories of resilience in communities around the U.S. and abroad. ivoh … Read More

Restoring the humanity of Tacoma’s ‘drunk teacher’

December 5, 2016 |

Robin Einerson and Tom Bowman, surrounded by photos and art by their daughter Klara Bowman, at their home in Spokane on Oct. 10. Photo by Kathy Plonka for The News Tribune and courtesy of Matt Driscoll. 


By Allison Griner

Allison … Read More

Lessons on resilience from soul singer Sharon Jones

November 23, 2016 |

Screengrab from “Miss Sharon Jones!”




Soul singer Sharon Jones died last month after years of fighting pancreatic cancer. Jones, who passed away at 60, was the singer for The Dap-Kings. For more than a decade, the group has … Read More

Journalist reflects on recent ivoh talk in Chile and her newfound hope for media

September 14, 2016 |

Paulette Desormeaux (center) with Base Pública director Nicolás Cruz and journalists Gabriela Campillo, Francisca Pacheco and Pedro Ramírez. Credit: Pablo Donoso.


By Paulette Desormeaux

Paulette is the Journalistic Director of Base Pública, a new nonprofit online media organization that focuses … Read More

Justin Baldoni’s ‘My Last Days’ shares empowering and inspirational stories of people living with a terminal illnesses

August 17, 2016 |

Justin Baldoni, Host and Creator of “My Last Days.” All photos courtesy of Baldoni.


By Zebrina Edgerton-Maloy

Zebrina is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Tampa. She is a storyteller with a knack for optimizing multiple mediums to engage readers with a … Read More

Honoring Samia Yusuf Omar through ‘An Olympic Dream’ & the determination of the Refugee Olympic Team

August 10, 2016 |

Samia Yusuf Omar at the national track in Addis. Photo by and courtesy of Teresa Krug. 


Last January we published a story by ivoh freelancer Asha Siad about the unlikely friendship of American reporter Teresa Krug and Somali Olympian and refugee Samia … Read More

10 tips for media practitioners covering tragedies & Restorative Narratives

July 1, 2016 |

Kevin Becker (right) at ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Colloquium last week. Photo by Gloria Muñoz. 




What do communities need from media in the aftermath of tragedy?

We explored this question at length during ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Colloquium and … Read More

Rebecca Solnit shares how media practitioners can fall together and break the status quo

June 8, 2016 |

After the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Public domain image. 




Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist who relishes in the unknown fabric of what makes us human. Her writings on human connection, solitude, the environment and … Read More

Three thought-provoking videos from the Future of StoryTelling

February 17, 2016 |

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) is an organization that produces innovative media about the rising and changing modes of storytelling. “FoST produces international technology exhibitions and showcases, a daily blog, a weekly online speaker series, a newsletter, quarterly influencer salons, … Read More

Moving away from ‘the danger of a single story’

May 28, 2015 |

Screengrab from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk.

Eighth grade social studies teacher Jenny Chung is helping her students combat stereotypes — through the power of storytelling.

She and other middle school teachers in Cambridge, Mass., are asking students to listen to Chimamanda Ngozi … Read More