Everyone has many stories to tell. The ritual of sharing insights about life can be immensely valuable both to those who speak and those who bear witness. People who believe they are mundane, uninteresting or unmemorable possess beneath this mask a vivid, complex, and rich body of stories just waiting to be told.
Sharing stories can lead to positive change. Personal narratives can touch viewers deeply, moving them to reflect on their own experiences, modify their behaviour, treat others with greater compassion, speak out about injustice, and become involved in civic and political life. Sharing stories, whether online, in social media or local communities or at the institutional/policy level, has the power to make a real difference, to understand, to learn from the stories, from each other.