The Need for Storytellers


“Storytelling” by Surian Soosay is licensed under CC BY 2.0

One reason for everyone to be more digitally literate is to be able to use media for storytelling. On Friday, I saw Hidden Figures and wept. So many narratives are lost to history. So many unique individuals whose lives historians, researchers, and artists are reanimating through T.V., cinema, and social media. And so many students and teachers can find and share their voice using many of the same tools.

And if you need another reason, here’s a passage from Rebacca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. I first heard it on this week’s On the Media.

from Rebecca Solnit's Hope in the Dark p. 7

from Rebecca Solnit’s Hope in the Dark p. 7

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