YOUR STORY HAS THE POWER TO

CHANGE THE WORLD

 
 
 
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xe·no·pho·bia | ze-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə

fear and hatred of anything
that is strange or foreign

this creates:

 
 
 
 
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Political Polarization

When people see the world as an uncertain and dangerous place, they are more likely to misunderstand others’ motives, making political rifts appear deeper than they really are.

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Biases & Prejudice

Demographic changes are leading to anxiety among once dominant groups, creating psychological judgments and biases that can lead to antagonism and prejudice.

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sto·ry·tell·ing | \ ˈstȯr-ē-ˌte-liŋ

AN ACCOUNT OF PAST EXPERIENCES
IN SOMEONE'S LIFE

this creates:

 
 
 
 
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Empathy

Stories enhance empathy, our ability to experience others’ emotions, allowing us to understand how others have lived their lives, even if we don’t agree.

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Compassion

Listening to stories is associated with increased oxytocin, which promotes trustworthiness, generosity, charity, and compassion.

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To use personal storytelling to combat xenophobia by lifting the voices of those often unheard.

 

“Listen for a Change allows people from some of the most vulnerable populations to tell their story in an authentic way and on a safe platform. It aligns us rather than divide us.”

- Ashley Allston, Event Attendee

 
 

People tell me they understood what it meant to be transgender but now they have a different, deeper understanding. Knowing they will carry that into the world with them is what makes this all worthwhile.

Molly Maxwell, Storyteller

 
 
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