There is this sort of longing and this ache when you don’t see yourself reflected in the things that you love.Martha Chandran-Dickerson
- We tend to believe that our story is not as important as others’ stories.
- When we only familiarize ourselves with a single brand of story, we often inadvertently minimize stories that exist in the margins.
- So many of our history books are written from the perspective and framework of the oppressor.
- Every face has a name, and each name has a rich personal narrative.
- Reflecting on our personal story helps us to see our past, culture, and heritage with greater clarity.
- When we share our story, it affirms our identity and reminds others that their stories are worth sharing as well.
- Representation matters in every aspect of our lives, and it matters particularly in the context of storytelling.
- Each human being is unique, so even two individuals who grew up in the same household or cultural context can have vastly different stories and experiences.
- Write the script or draw the map of your personal trajectory, and practice sharing it with the people who care most about you.
- “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” – Toni Morrison
- Seek out historical accounts written from the broad perspectives of minoritized people.
Write A Book
We have so much in our hearts and minds to offer the world, if only we will take a leap of faith by putting pen to paper. This week, aspiring author Dr. Michael Brown sits with writing coach Amy Seiffert for a helpful dialogue about legacy, proactivity, and the willingness to lean into imperfection.
Take A Roadtrip
Over the next five weeks, Dr. Michael Brown will travel the country to introduce us to new faces, places, and stories. In the aptly named first episode of Three Words On The Road, Unique Venues CEO Chuck Salem gives us a glimpse of his personal and professional journey.
Learn Their Story
There is so much that we don’t know about each stranger we encounter, each acquaintance we make, and each friend or family member we love. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and life design coach David Denison encourage us to look more closely and listen more carefully to the people in our lives.