We connect with our values
and embrace storytelling.
Our Live Values
Like a Compass.
We want to reclaim the meaning of values. We don’t view them as simply words. Words decided by a board to sound good and placed on a website to finish the job.
We nourish them and keep them live in our work. They are the compass guiding us on our journey. The 5 values we feel most connected with in this work are relational, transparent, inclusive, challenging convention and emergent.
We see people for what they are – a whole person. We aim to nourish relationships and build connections.
We share our mistakes, our goals and our challenges because it won’t be the full picture without them.
Too many people have been left out of the big picture. We believe everyone’s stories need to be heard. We’re not adapting our previous methods, we are designing new ones with inclusion in mind.
We are pushing back on current systems and flipping power dynamics. We are not looking to recreate the current system models within our own work.
Because we believe telling stories
can make change happen.
How are we telling stories?
For every community we partner with they have selected a community storyteller. Someone who knows the community inside and out and can speak to the highlights and the struggles of doing social action.
The community also selects a professional storyteller. The professional storyteller is an trained expert who has experience capturing stories. The storytellers involved with the inquiry capture stories in various mediums and styles.
The community storyteller and the professional storyteller work in partnership (what we are calling the co-storytelling model), alongside the community to capture what helps and hinders their social action.
We have two approaches to storytelling – Depth and Breadth.