What is a Story Activist?
A Story Activist is, of course, interested in the power of stories – how they are at work in the world, how they influence life and human systems, how they are created and how they change.
But more than that, a Story Activist is engaged in the art and practice of using story for positive systemic shift and for focusing collective intelligence on the critical issues of our times. In plain speak, that means to activate stories that lead us to a more flourishing future. Where are our stories keeping us stuck? Where can story help us to move first to common ground, and from there, to higher ground? What stories can help us to create our most flourishing future together?
We often talk about stereotyping, but in reality, we are all story-o-typers. Changing our stories about something is a powerful act. A Story Activist is someone who works with the stories of people, places and things to discover and activate their greatest potential. Story Activist practices are the building blocks. The Story Dojo is the place where Story Activists hone their skills.
A Story Activist is someone who works with the stories of people, places and things to discover and activate their greatest potential.
Becoming a Story Activist
It’s time to take back the power of your story. Here are some suggestions to encourage you to step into practice as a Story Activist and begin to activate the stories that will make a difference. Why is practice important? Whatever you practice is what grows in your life: Another word for “practice” is “habit”. Whatever you do on a regular basis becomes a habit. Since there are so many competing stories now, it is easy to be overwhelmed or assume you are the mercy of the loudest story being told. Being a Story Activist means cultivating a new habit of actively choosing how you live and work with stories.