Everyone has a story to tell. Sharing that story can change you, your community, or even the world. But how do you start?
Discover the tools to unlock your truth and share it with the world: Storytelling coaches Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen reveal how to embrace the power of personal storytelling in a series of easy steps. You'll learn how to share your experiences and invaluable knowledge with the people who need it most, whether it be in a blog post, a motivational speech, or just a conversation with a loved one. How Your Story Sets You Free is the path to finding the spark that ignites the fire and reminds you just how much your story matters.
Features over 100 pages of practical and motivating advice, including quotes from renowned storytellers including Maya Angelou and Marshall Ganz.
Includes specific step-by-step instructions to help you find the words to tell your story in the most powerful and impactful way.
Brimming with inspiration, How Your Story Sets You Free has a charming hardcover, which features a textured cover with glittering foil stamping, and colored paper printed with metallic ink on the interior.
"Human beings understand the world best through stories: not policy papers, not PowerPoint, but stories. And in this book Heather and Julian are ace story-enablers, bringing out the tales that all of us have inside. A must-read!" Bill McKibben, bestselling author of Falter and Radio Free Vermont
Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen are the founders of the Million Person Project. Since 2011, they have helped over 1,500 changemakers from 67 countries tell their stories. They live in San Francisco.
How Your Story Sets You Free is a meaningful gift and a powerful reminder for friends and loved ones that their story matters.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Heather Box is a writer, activist, and trainer who works in partnership with change makers around the globe to support them to use their voice and tell their personal stories. Over the past ten years she has worked in the social change movements in the United States, Uganda, South Africa, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Japan, Spain, Australia, Uruguay, Argentina, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Brazil on issues of civic engagement, climate change, human rights, immigration and sustainable development. She has been published in Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Elephant Journal, Source Magazine, Foreign Policy Focus, Ms. Magazine, Stark and Smith Magazine. She is the co-founder and CEO of the Million Person Project a global project about love, storytelling and connecting change makers and the co-author of How Your Story Sets You Free by Chronicle Books.
Working with Heather and Julian changed everything by getting me over the hurdle that stood between what was true about my life and what I was willing to share with the world. I became able to join my life's work with my life's hardest-won lessons. The passionate energy that wakes up inside us when we know we're powered by the full truth is something I wish for every single one of us. I'm so grateful they've distilled their wisdom and vision into this book. Dig into the lessons and exercises inside, do the work, jump over your hurdles, because trust me, we need to hear your storyand so do you!
Caledonia Curry, artist who goes by Swoon
Human beings understand the world best through stories: not policy papers, not PowerPoint, but stories. And in this book Heather and Julian are ace story-enablers, bringing out the tales that all of us have inside. A must-read!
Bill McKibben, bestselling author of Falter and Radio Free Vermont