Ethical Storytelling


What exactly is Ethical Storytelling?

Ethical storytelling is a restorative method by which a story is told. A person or vulnerable population is seen from a position of strength rather than weakness and respect rather than pity. An audience should be motivated rather than guilted when listening. This practice avoids re-victimization and exploitation. Without shame or exhibitionism, humility and vulnerability are shared in a way that removes judgment while inviting support and understanding.

With permission comes responsibility. Ethical storytelling is a skill that builds new relationships, heals wounds from bias and misconception, and unites communities.

I work with individuals and groups to help them reach their full potential as advocates for their cause.

Are you qualified to tell someone’s story?

I prefer to tell my own story, but if it is told for me, I request that the goal be my strength, courage, perseverance, and transformation.

My background once held tremendous shame. Aside from foster homes, homelessness, and addiction, I had come from a gruesome environment that made national headlines. Although these facts are a significant part of my story, they are not the sum of my identity. My accomplishments warrant equal time, such as the actions that I have taken to recover. Include that I have climbed mountains, both figuratively and literally. Do not forget to share that I am unstoppable in my quest to help those living with emotional trauma.

Ethical storytelling implies that we are the voice of those who are unable to speak for themselves and require support. This invaluable trust bestowed will shape the lens through which they are viewed. Allow me to assist your team in restoring the dignity of those who rely on you to accurately and compassionately portray them.