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Blog Posts Storytelling

Migration and the danger of the single story

Here is the second of my blog posts about storytelling. While I was researching for my dissertation last year, I came across this inspiring TED Talk on “The Danger of the Single Story”, by Chimamanda Adichie. Adichie talks about the dangers of stereotypes, and the dangers of seeing only a single story about people. She …

Blog Posts Storytelling

Brexit and National Story Telling week 2020

At 11.00pm on the 31st January 2020, Britain left the European Union. Narratives around Brexit have been characterised by themes of disagreement and division. The 1st of February 2020 marked the start of National Storytelling week 2020 (1st-8th February 2020). I read a quotation in the February monthly update for the UKLA (UK Literacy Association) …