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Our Stories, Our World (coming Sept 2021)

Our Stories, Our World is a youth-led series of community-centered narratives about public safety, public health and public education. Debuting in September 2021, the six-episode podcast is a first-ever collaboration between Public Narrative and A Picture’s Worth, an Ohio-based nonprofit focused on strengths-based storytelling for community change. The series combines audio stories and photography to create a set of citizen-centered podcasts that flip the script on traditional media narratives--uplifting community perspectives rather than focusing on conflict.

Youth selected to participate include Kaylen Brandt (left), 17, of Chatham; Daniel Animashaun (center), 16, of Woodlawn; and Andrea Hernandez (right), 19, of Englewood. Our Stories, Our World will allow them to highlight key narratives that add depth and context to critical issues. The series will also feature original music by Malci, a Chicago-based hip-hop artist, producer and co-founder of Why? Records.

Episodes are set to launch in September 2021, and will be available on all podcast platforms. Email Mareva Lindo at mlindo (at) publicnarrative (dot) org for media inquiries or information about the podcast.

Updates & Press

Podcast Team

Youth Story-gatherers: Daniel Animashaun, Kaylen Brandt and Andrea Hernandez
Executive Producers: Mareva Lindo and Elissa Yancey
Audio Editor: Samantha Gattsek
Music Composer: Malci

Look out for more about the podcast soon. Stay tuned on our website and social media!