FEARLESS HOPE THROUGH RADICAL EMPATHY
Narrative 4 is a global network of authors, educators, students, and artists who use the power of personal stories to build empathy and spark collaborative change.
The N4 core methodology centers around a story exchange, which pairs participants and asks each participant to their partner’s story in the first-person. The story exchange works on a simple idea: If I can hear your story deeply enough to retell it in my own words, as if it happened to me – and you can do the same for my story – then we will have seen the world through each other’s eyes.
In December 2017, I became a Narrative 4 Master Practitioner-in-Training. As an MP, I:
- am trained in up-to-date facilitation practices,
- work with N4 leadership to train new facilitators in the story exchange,
- lead specific story exchanges,
- run webinars,
- set up off-site professional development opportunities and trainings for individual educators and others who wish to become facilitators,
- and ensure that the facilitators I have trained follow N4 guidelines and best practices.
At home in Nashville, I run Narrative 4 story-exchange programs regularly in the community. Early partners with the Faith & Culture Center, Lipscomb University, Nashville International Center for Empowerment, and No Exceptions Prison Collective, focusing on issues of immigration, interfaith, and incarceration.
See calendar below for upcoming Narrative 4 Tennessee story-exchanges! Get in touch if you’d like to be part of one or to host one in your community or organization.
“We are Narrative 4”
“Guns and Empathy” | A 20 min documentary on one of Narrative 4’s most controversial exchanges | Read the award-winning New York Magazine article