// Category: Practitioner Profiles

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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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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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Black and white photo of six, well-dressed, older black men and women picnicking.

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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A photo of a New York City Chinatown street. There are cars on the street and signs along the buildings. Photo by Mauricio Chavez on Unsplash.

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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A sign held at demonstration in front of the US Supreme Court on May 3 2022. The sign says Abortion Bans are Racist Classist Sexist Dangerous. Photo by Janni Rye via Wikimedia Commons.

The voices missing from the abortion debate

The imminent repeal of Roe v. Wade has brought public narratives of motherhood and reproductive justice into stark relief. We spoke to We Testify abortion storyteller Jeana Nam. A Texan of Korean descent, Jeana has strong Christian beliefs about her experience with abortion, reproductive care and why she values a future in which abortion and reproductive care are openly available to all.

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How platforms and visuals shape narrative: A conversation with Cayden Mak

Cayden Mak of 18 Million Rising talks with us about visual narrative and how tech and platforms shape how audiences interact and use narrative.

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