The stories we hear and see shape what we think is possible
We share inspiring stories of resilience, possibility, and cooperation
tell stories of people, projects, and ideas from all over the world
pioneering a healthier and more harmonious future for all of us.
We tell myths and
folktales to encourage intercultural respect,
wisdom, and understanding (and
because it's fun).
Our stories exemplify the values of care for the earth, care for people, and care for the future.
To be alive now is to be the stewards of a time of great change and increasing complexity. We are beginning to glimpse just how interconnected we are. These are times of exciting innovation and also of significant challenges. How we choose to respond to these challenges now will have a huge impact on the future of humanity. Things are going to change rapidly in the next few decades. What we believe is possible influences how we respond, and the stories we are exposed to influence what we think is possible. This is why the Story Connective is dedicated to documenting and sharing stories of possibility and resilience in order to inspire positive transformation.
We tell audio stories like this one:
find more of our podcasts to listen to for free on our podcast site: https://storyconnective.podbean.com/ as well as on iTunes & Google Play Music.
All the content that we create is published as Creative Commons. We create it, with the intention that it can be used by anyone free of charge. This is particularly helpful
the change makers we interview who are often so busy making world
changing projects happen,
they don't have the energy to create a
compelling online story of what they do.
We want their brave resourceful actions to flourish and take root everywhere. This is the service we share with the world.
Together let's change the story and prove that connection, integrity, resilience, and sharing are valuable.
Will you help us?
We are 100% listener and viewer supported. If you support Story Connective's
501(c)(3) mission & vision of bringing stories of resilience and
possibilities to the world, there are many ways you can help us:
• Share our works with friends, family & coworkers
• Become our Patrons and get special perks
• Make a one time donation on rally.org
Our current podcast series is of stories from Maui, Hawaii
One of our latest podcasts connects stories of food using The Story Bridge Method
New in 2018: The Story Connective will bring The Story Bridge Method, developed by Richard Geer, to the podcast world!
Story Bridge is an innovative community storytelling and community performance method. A trained facilitator, in our case Rhapsody, will prompt and guide a group of people to tell stories from the participants' individual lives. Through a winnowing process, a handful of stories will be selected. The selected stories are then rehearsed into a play to be performed by the participants themselves. These stories can also be incorporated into a written theatrical play for a full-blown production with music, costumes, props, and lights. The proven effects of Story Bridge on the participants and the community at large include awareness, empathy, community engagement, empowerment and a deep sense of feeling heard and honored. Find out more at StoryBridge.Space
Summer '18 Fund Drive winner:
Thank you all for participating in our Summer Fund Drive,
We are pleased to announce that Common Ground Collective is the winner of our Summer 2018 Fund Drive! This is a great pick by you folks because it is truly a startup non-profit that needs all the support it can to get off the ground & be a great success. We are stoked to help Common Ground Collective increase local food production in its community while addressing gaps in their local food system. Find out more about their work at CommonGroundCollective.com. Please help us spread their work as well by sharing the podcast with folks you think may have an interest. Thank you so much for all your support; we truly appreciate it.
Rebecca Rhapsody (story weaver, co-founder) is a facilitator, performer, and teaching artist who evokes
resourcefulness, authenticity, and solutionary thinking in individuals and
groups. It delights her
to help you activate the story of your life or organization so that you feel more engaged, empowered, and appreciative. If you (and your
group) have an urge to live each day more soulfully satisfied - then
it’s possible. Deeply influenced by her place of birth and upbringing,
the island of Maui, Hawai’i, Rhapsody's passion is to connect people to
themselves, each other and the earth with Aloha. She has a degree in
theater from Northwestern University, and has over 11 years of teaching
artist experience as a champion of creativity and self/group connection.
She is an emerging leader of Social Artistry, and Project Leader for Story Bridge.Spaces. Also, she has a huge sweet tooth for chocolate. To learn more
about The Story Connective journey, and other upcoming projects, follow
Rhapsody on instagram and facebook
Loxley Clovis (story curator, co-founder) is a seasoned archivist & documentarian who cares deeply about the permaculture principles of people care, earth care, & fair share. He helps Story Connective bring these principles to life through filming stories of resilience & sharing them with the world. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas Tech University, Loxley became a teacher for six years, a profession he still admires & hopes to return to someday. He has traveled abroad extensively & is fluent in Spanish. Being a GNU/Linux geek (yes, he has a Linux beard), Loxley chooses to use Free Open Source Software & Hardware whenever possible. He is excited to contribute to the Creative Commons by using his passion for storytelling (In Spanish the word for history & story are the same after all) to spread solutionary ideas.