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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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Pitch Perfect: How to place your op-ed and get it published

A guide to hook, book, cook and developing an op-ed pitch that’s clear, concise and helps you get your op-ed used by editors.

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Who are you talking to? The audience of an op-ed

Audience identification and communication are essential to narrative change projects. Here we dig into finding and reaching an audience for op-eds.

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We all have narrative power

Narrative is shaped in conversations. Here’s how a meeting with a Ukrainian cab driver in New York clarified one person’s identity.

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What listening to Rusty Mae Moore taught me about narrative change

The story of Rusty Mae Moore and Chelsea Goodwin shows us how the strongest narratives are complex and woven through the richness of life.

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The Argument: How an op-ed can shift the narrative

An op-ed case study that shows the why, when and how of turning a story into an argument that successfully advocates for change.

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Five films we’re watching at Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival starts next week, January 20th, 2022, with incredible storytelling on tap. Here are five films we’ll be watching.

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Narrative Initiative

A 2021 narrative reading list to launch your 2022

The articles, essays, resources, podcasts and more that made us think about how narrative change is working as we head into 2022.

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People gathered at sunset. Narrative organizing. Photo by Rita Vicari, Unsplash.

Narrative Organizing: How we shift power towards justice

Narrative organizing is the act of building, creating and using narrative to shift power towards justice, equity and democracy. Here we look at why we connect narrative to organizing. We will describe narrative organizing and highlight some of the practices and skills we have found necessary to do narrative organizing.

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Terms of Abuse: White Supremacy, Structural Racism and White Nationalism

Scot Nakagawa guides us through the cultural and legal systems of white supremacy, structural racism and white nationalism to find new narrative power.

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