Today, 29 July, is the birthday of acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns. He’s made quite a name for himself telling through photos, artifacts, letters, and interviews the foundational stories of our nation: the Civil War, baseball, jazz, and our national parks system.
Advocacy lesson #5: the power of the personal story. Part of my personal story is a lineage of strong women; women who broke stereotype; who were teachers, farmers, makers of houses into homes. I carry that with me. When I tell my story, theirs weaves in mine, I carry them with me.
What do you carry? What’s your story? Tell it well.