But what does this look like?
Since every Survivors’ Truths project is developed with our collaborating partners and participants, no two projects are exactly alike. However, all of our projects:
Build on existing resources - we will often come in to an existing program, like a support group, where participants are already comfortable with sharing their experiences.
Bring in practices and technology that have been useful elsewhere to support, but not replace traditional or more familiar approaches.
- Center and promote principles of Ethical Storytelling and Narrative Practice.
We work with each of our partners to find the format for our collaboration that will best fit with their existing programs and maximize their resources. Our partnerships vary from ongoing collaborations that can span years, one-time workshops or short-term series, acting as a consultant to develop resources, training staff, and collaboratively designing strategic media initiatives that can be launched locally.
Where are we?
While our offices are located in Los Angeles, California, we don't think of ourselves as limited to a certain geographic area. Operating in the digital age affords opportunities to collaborate and support work that is going on anywhere in the world.
If you are a group interested in how strength-focused storytelling, grassroots engagement, and social media advocacy can amplify your impact, let us know. We'd love to work with you.
If you follow Survivors' Truths on Twitter or Facebook, you might have noticed a lot of posts about Social Media Week, which is a global gathering of people working in technology and the interwebs. As I write this, I am sitting in the Los Angeles offices of Google, listening to them talk about how they are working with social media technology professionals.
I have attended panels on sharing media with mobile technology, Social Media for Nonprofits, startup strategies, and have several more to go. The people here are really, really smart. A lot of what is being said is over my head.
So why am I here? What does this week have to do with Survivors' Truths' work helping victims of violence and discrimination?Read more