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More Than Words: Trevor Smith connects anti-Black stereotypes to lethal violence

The Changemaker Authors Cohort, a partnership with the Unicorn Authors Club, is a new, yearlong intensive coaching program supporting full-time movement activists and social justice practitioners to complete books that create deep, durable narrative change, restructuring the way people feel, think, and respond to the world. This interview series features participants in the inaugural cohort….

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Worlds of Possibility

The Changemaker Authors Cohort, a partnership with the Unicorn Authors Club, is a new, yearlong intensive coaching program supporting full-time movement activists and social justice practitioners to complete books that create deep, durable narrative change, restructuring the way people feel, think, and respond to the world. This interview series features participants in the inaugural cohort….

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I Just Want to Be Seen

Roula AbiSamra excavates the trauma of her losses as a brown child of the Middle East in the American South.

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Messaging vs. Narrative

A guide to the differences between messaging and narrative and how to incorporate both into successful op-ed projects. Download the messaging worksheet, too.

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Navigating 2022: Ideas, reports, and resources for narrative changemakers

If you’re navigating narrative change in 2022 we’ve gathered a set of recent reports and resources (and even a few big ideas) from the narrative field that could help you find your way.

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons writes herself whole in memoir on sexual violence and healing

Aishah Shahidah Simmons talks to us about her memoir, “Love, Justice and Dharma,” and her work on helping people of color heal and build a better world.

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Gender is a story we tell ourselves

The first time I read Yoon Ha Lee’s Ninefox Gambit, I was captivated by the worldbuilding and the story’s overarching military conflict. Ninefox Gambit is a space opera about a female soldier and the undead male general whose spirit possesses her and, although the author is trans, the story has no explicitly nonbinary or trans…

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Moving Beyond “Making The Case”: How We Build Narrative Power For Reparations

(This is part 1 of a 2 part series between Liberation Ventures and Narrative Initiative on narrative change and reparations.)   “The world has never seen any people turned loose to such destitution as were the four million slaves of the South. They were free without roofs to cover them, or bread to eat, or…

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Building relationships: How to capitalize on the momentum of your op-ed

You have your argument, you’ve identified your audience, and you’ve pitched your op-ed with successful results. Now what? How do you keep the momentum going? How do you continue the conversation with your audience? How do you consistently access large platforms where your audience gathers without the possibility of being blocked by gate keepers? The answer to all of these questions is: build relationships.

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Recognition and invisibility: A conversation with Panthea Lee about AAPI narratives

A conversation with Panthea Lee about empire, anti-Asian hate and the narratives that surround the AAPI community in America.

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