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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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2015 ivoh fellow, Elissa Yancey, speaks about the Restorative Narrative genre at Northern Kentucky University

April 11, 2016 |

Photo courtesy of Carrie Crotzer.


Sensationalist headlines often overshadow stories of resilience. And, in today’s clickbait culture, it can be difficult to find pockets of reflective and thoughtful storytelling. But, these stories are out there and they are … Read More

Biology of Story explores the intersection of storytelling and Restorative Narrative

March 16, 2016 |

All images and videos used with permission from Amnon Buchbinder.


The interactive documentary website, Biology of Story, launched recently at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. Biology of Story is the culmination of footage collected by Amnon Buchbinder, principal investigator and … Read More

Psychologist reflects on how trauma reporting can affect media practitioners

July 28, 2015 |

Kevin Becker, pictured second from left, at ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Summit last month. Photo taken by Sanjeev Chatterjee.



Kevin Becker, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the psychology of trauma, has written a compelling essay about his experience as a … Read More

How empathy factors into storytelling: Video highlights from ivoh summit panel

July 22, 2015 |

 Moderator and ivoh trustee John Yearwood (left) with speaker Melanie Green




The intersection of empathy and storytelling has become a point of interest for many media practitioners and researchers as of late.

During ivoh’s annual media summit, … Read More

Essays that emerged from ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Retreat & Summit

July 21, 2015 |

Photo of attendees at ivoh’s 2015 summit, which attracted about 140 media practitioners from around the world. | Photo by Kenny Irby



This year’s ivoh Restorative Narrative Summit & Retreat prompted many attendees to write essays and blog posts about … Read More

Restorative Narratives have potential to ‘stimulate people to move forward, to pick themselves up’

July 13, 2015 |

For the past two years, Images & Voices of Hope has been exploring a genre that we’re calling Restorative Narrative — stories that show how people and communities are making meaningful progressions from despair to resilience.

Longtime summit attendee and ivoh … Read More

ivoh summit panelists explore how gaming can enrich storytelling

July 7, 2015 |

(From left: Moderator Ann DeMarle, and panelists Laralyn McWilliams, Dan Norton, and Phoenix Perry. Photo by Sanjeev Chatterjee)


By Ronnie Lovler 

Ronnie is an ivoh core team member and freelance writer, … Read More

How the media can help challenge stereotypes and change perceptions

July 2, 2015 |

 Photo of summit attendees and speakers, by Sanjeev Chatterjee

 By Ronnie Lovler 

Ronnie is an ivoh core team member and freelance writer, editor, and English/Spanish translator.



Just days after … Read More

Photos from ivoh’s Restorative Narrative Retreat & Summit

July 2, 2015 |

This past weekend, we wrapped up our annual media summit, which focused on Restorative Narrative — a term that ivoh coined to describe stories that show how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from despair to resilience.

The … Read More

Celebrating ivoh’s 2015 Award of Appreciation winners

June 30, 2015 |

(From left: ivoh award winners Asha Siad, Jesse Roesler, Lisa De Bode, and Tara Bracco; judges Meredith Porte and Mallary Tenore; and winner Adam Horowitz. | Photo taken by Kenny Irby)


During this year’s ivoh Restorative Narrative Summit, we recognized seven media … Read More