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Images & Voices of Hope | December 2, 2020

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Restorative narratives

Images of Resilience and Resistance

March 2, 2018 |

Last week we talked about how new messengers are reviving the national dialogue on gun safety in significant and hopefully sustainable ways.

This week I wanted to address the power of images in creating and disrupting our predominant cultural … Read More

Defining Restorative Narrative, a strength-based storytelling genre

May 20, 2016 |


The media has a profound impact on the way we see the world, how we interpret news events, and the way we respond to these events. This is especially true in the wake of natural disasters, shootings, bombings, and … Read More

Mother who lost daughter writes about resilience & the ‘slow awakening’ of hope

January 4, 2016 |

Screengrab from Indianapolis Monthly.





In 2015, Images & Voices of Hope spent a lot of time exploring Restorative Narratives‘ role in news stories. As we look ahead to 2016, we’re interested in learning more about how this genre can … Read More

ivoh highlights from 2015

January 1, 2016 |

From Syria to San Bernardino to Paris, we’ve witnessed devastating violence and trauma throughout 2015. Yet, through the despair, media practitioners, artists, and ivoh community members have managed to tell meaningful stories of resilience during times of grief. It is … Read More

Behind-the-scenes look at Eli Saslow’s reporting on a mass shooting survivor

December 30, 2015 |

Photograph by Jabin Botsford.  The image which first appeared in “A Survivor’s Life” is used with permission from editors at The Washington Post.


By Julie Kliegman

Julie … Read More

ivoh’s Restorative Narrative work featured in new book, ‘The Upside of Stress’

December 28, 2015 |

Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, teaching at Stanford’s School of Medicine. In her new book, “The Upside of Stress,” McGonigal highlights new research suggesting that stress can make us stronger, happier, and smarter. | Read More

Journalism startup aims to change the way crisis is covered

December 18, 2015 |

Screengrab from Method’s video, Creating a new editorial experience for crisis reporting.       


It’s easy to feel inundated by a fast-paced news cycle with headlines that jump from breaking news to trending issues. Often, important stories of crisis … Read More

Announcing ivoh’s 2016 Restorative Narrative Fellows

December 16, 2015 |

Images & Voices of Hope is happy to announce that we have selected the fellows for our 2016 Restorative Narrative Fellowship.

Nearly 100 people applied for the fellowship, with just four spots available. The fellows we selected — Dan Archer, Christa Hillstrom, … Read More

Washington Post narrative puts focus on survivor, not offender, of mass shooting

December 11, 2015 |

(Photo courtesy of Flickr/Creative Commons)


When I think about the recent attacks in San Bernardino and the Planned Parenthood clinic, I can quickly recall the names and photos of the offenders. But I couldn’t tell you the names of the victims … Read More

Graphic narrative gives voice to teens in solitary confinement

December 9, 2015 |

All images are used with permission from CIR and Michael Schiller. 




Spending 23 ½ hours straight in solitary confinement, in the box, is a means of extreme punishment for anyone to manage, let alone a teenager. “Why would … Read More