Year of Birth

1992

Message

For as long as humans have existed, we have told stories.
They were simple in the beginning. Pictures & characters carved into walls of stone. Fireside legends passed down verbally through generations.

As we evolved, so did our stories, & over time, these narratives took many forms.

Stories were put to music, handwritten & bound to fill library shelves, delivered hot off the press to our doorsteps, & broadcast in a series of soundbites and pixels straight into our living rooms.

We told stories to entertain, to teach, & to inspire. Stories of love, war, tragedy, and triumph – stories of us.

These stories have always surrounded us, but they are now more visible than ever.

Global media delivers updates around the clock & with the click of a button, so can we. Thanks to the human library that is social media, it is easier than ever to share our stories. Though we are digitally connected, we are largely socially divided.

To build a better world for all, we should use our endless mediums of storytelling to come closer. I’m not referring to physical proximity, but rather a mental & emotional closeness – honest HUMAN connection.

We should spread fewer sweeping generalizations and, instead, celebrate our common connections by telling stories we can relate to - Stories of individuals.

These stories will open our hearts and minds to new people, places, and perspectives. They will provide a platform to facilitate controversial conversations, and increase our understanding of issues we may otherwise feel unaffected by.

They carry us across manmade borders & through skin-deep differences to take a walk in someone else’s shoes. They inspire, stimulate action, and, above all, they show us that we’re not so different after all.

We should tell stories of people, their dreams, & experiences so we don’t lose these moments to the hands of time. One day, they won’t be just stories. They will be memories… our history – A reminder of who we were, who we are, & who we can become.

Gender

Female

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