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Images & Voices of Hope | November 27, 2020

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Good News about ivoh Fellow Ally Karsyn

April 19, 2018 |




Congratulations! Ally Karsyn is one of our Restorative Narrative Fellows and the founder of Ode, a live community storytelling series in Sioux City, Iowa. This month Ally received the Iowa State University Greenlee School and Kappa Tau Alpha Diversity and Inclusion Award, presented … Read More

New Voices Are Shifting the Dialogue on School Shootings

February 20, 2018 |

I’ve been wondering about how or whether to respond to the most recent school shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Initially, I didn’t think ivoh had a new perspective to add to the conversation. … Read More

How photographer Devin Allen helps Baltimore youth reclaim their narratives

November 13, 2017 |

Photographer Devin Allen, photo by Adrian O. Walker. All photos courtesy of Allen and Haymarket Books.


By Allison Griner

Allison Griner is a freelance journalist and a 2013-2014 fellow with the International Reporting Program. Follow her on Twitter at @alligriner.


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Barrel Stories oral history project captures the Caribbean migration experience

March 6, 2017 |

Still from the short film, “Auntie,” by Lisa Harewood.


By Celeste Hamilton Dennis

Celeste is an editor at OF NOTE Magazine and freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working on her book of short stories or interviewing … Read More

Theatre production company Ping Chong + Co shows there is no one Muslim identity

June 15, 2016 |

All photo credits by and courtesy of Adam Nadel. 


By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her on Twitter at @KaraNewhouse.



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Modern Loss creates a judgment-free space for conversations about life after loss

June 10, 2016 |


Loss, like love, is full of complexities and layers.

Many of us have heard about Modern Love, the New York Times column that celebrates the joys, quirks and tribulations of relationships today. The often hilarious and heartfelt column has … Read More

Rebecca Solnit shares how media practitioners can fall together and break the status quo

June 8, 2016 |

After the San Francisco earthquake, 1906. Public domain image. 




Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian and activist who relishes in the unknown fabric of what makes us human. Her writings on human connection, solitude, the environment and … Read More

Arts group provides African American males with an outlet for sharing stories of resilience

October 2, 2015 |

Christian Axavier Lovehall speaking at a First Person Arts event. (YouTube screenshot)

By Kara Newhouse

Kara is an education reporter for Lancaster Online, a creator of the Faces of Mental Health Recovery project, and a 2015 ivoh summit attendee. You can follow her … Read More

Moving away from ‘the danger of a single story’

May 28, 2015 |

Screengrab from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk.

Eighth grade social studies teacher Jenny Chung is helping her students combat stereotypes — through the power of storytelling.

She and other middle school teachers in Cambridge, Mass., are asking students to listen to Chimamanda Ngozi … Read More

Krista Tippett: Compassion in news ‘too often comes in the form of feel-good feature stories’

January 9, 2015 |

Krista Tippett | Screengrab from YouTube

NPR’s “Just a Little Nicer” series recently featured media practitioners who have compelling ideas about empathy and compassion.

Guy Raz’s interview with Krista Tippett, host of the radio show “On Being,” was especially interesting. Raz drew upon Tippett’s 2010 TED Talk … Read More