Friday, October 3, 2014

Storytelling Helps Us Advocate and Connect

At Help Your Hero, one of the things we advocate for is storytelling, and we do this for several reasons:
  • It's fun to share and connect with others through stories.
  • It's a way to escape the sometimes painful realities of daily life.
  • It's a way for us to learn through the experiences of everyone around us, and as we all know, everyone has a story to tell.
More and more, people are choosing to share their stories online via blogs and social media platforms, and since October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we'd like to share with you another option we found recently: My Great Story on the National Down Syndrome Society's website. 

My Great Story enables people to submit and read stories. They are categorized by theme and there is even a search feature to help you find more specific stories. Submitting stories is an easy process and each story is limited to 500 words. Something else that's great...they choose stories each week and month to promote as the Great Stories for that week or that month!

According to the NDSS, the "My Great Story campaign is the largest NDSS public awareness initiative. The goal of the campaign is to ignite a new way of thinking about people with Down syndrome by sharing stories written by and about them. All are welcome to participate in the campaign, by sharing a story or voting and commenting on the stories already in the collection. There over 600 stories written by self-advocates, their family members, friends, teachers, coworkers, coaches and anyone else who has a positive story to share about someone with Down syndrome."

So if you have a story to share, why not share it today?

T. Bartlett
PR Manager & Story Writer

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