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  • Gabriela Dworecki

    Hello Lina, thank you for the article. Since I got to know your work I got totally inspired. If feels like it was the piece that was missing in the puzzle, and I am taking the time to understand the possible changes I am going through.
    I am following Lakou Mizik and looking forward to watching Who is Dayani Crystal and learning what is being done with the local communities and direct action. Thank you also for the videos you post on your blog, and the slideshare on Narrative Design for Social Change.
    Lance is right: let's design with and not only for - anymore.
    All the best,
    Gabriela

    • LinaSrivastava

      Gabriela,
      Thank you so much for the kind comment. Looking forward to remaining connected here.

  • Greg Jemsek

    "To build a culture of possibility, we have to build both a movement and an ethical framework grounded in multiple narrative from multiple voices, and fostered by co-creation networks that act for the good of the collective and the protection of the individual." This part of your post leads me to what I think is a central leverage point in allowing people to look at narratives more flexibly: pluralism. Do we have "room" for all the stories out there? As a Narrative Therapist, I am constantly seeking for the ways people's individual narratives can be explored within broader contexts, wider time frames, and from multiple perspectives. Which in turn leads to the frequently overlooked power of "listening" in any sort of narrative work. I'm guessing, but it sounds as though your work not really puts you in the position of listening, but that - even better! - you really want to do it when you're there. More power to you.

  • Sharon Lipinski

    Yes! Our lives are the stories that we tell, and crafting them intentionally is world changing. Thanks for the article.

  • Grant Garrison

    Awesome stuff, Lina. Love your vision for this approach to the transformation we need to meet the challenges and opportunities of humanity in the 21st century. Thanks!

  • LinaSrivastava

    Hi Keleliani,
    Thank you for your comment-- I appreciate it. I'm happy to speak with you briefly in the coming weeks to talk about how to design your career. Send me a DM on Twitter with your email and perhaps we can set something up.

  • keleilani

    Hi Lina,

    Thank you so much for this post! I love the work that you are doing, and I am hoping to go into a similar field myself. I'm currently designing a major at UC Berkeley that focuses on Narrative and Storytelling and the relationship between the individual healing process and community building. If you have any tips for someone who wants to do the kind of work that you are doing, I would love to pursue similar projects.