• Tell stories.

    MOVE MASSES.

  • WE ARE STORYTURNS

    We believe stories connect us to one another. Telling them and listening to others' opens us up to infinite possibilities.

  • WHAT WE DO

    StoryTurns collaborates with organizations around the world to facilitate empowering digital storytelling workshops. Trained facilitators support participants in brainstorming, script writing, taking photos, story boarding and video editing. By the end of the workshop, each participant has created their own first person story.

  • MY MOTHER'S LIGHT: 30 YEARS LATER

    A digital story by Lenee Son.

    Produced by StoryTurns.

    Published by Multimedia Photojournale 

    (http://multimedia.photojournale.com/my-mothers-light-30-years-later/)

     

    This story was created by Vancouver-based freelance photojournalist and writer Lenee Son. It was produced by Aaron Goodman and StoryTurns.

     

    Lenee writes: 

     

    "My mother immigrated to Vancouver, B.C. in 1983 after escaping the Khmer Rouge genocide in her native Cambodia and living in a refugee camp in Thailand for several years. During Pol Pot’s reign in Cambodia, my mother lost many family members, including her father. In “My Mother’s Light,” I explore how my mother’s history and strength have shaped my identity."

     

    Credits:
    Photos and story: Lenee Son

    www.leneeson.com

    @leneeson

    Producer: Aaron Goodman
    www.storyturns.org

     

    The creation of this story was supported by the Visual Media Workshop (www.thevisualmediaworkshop.com) and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (www.kpu.ca).

     

    Three photos of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia:
    Feeb www.flickr.com/photos/fionab/

     

     

  • WHO WE ARE

    Aaron Goodman

    Founder

    Aaron lives for telling stories and supporting others to do to the same. He has worked as a journalism educator across the globe since 2001. He's the founder of StoryTurns and a faculty member in the Journalism and Communication Studies department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC, Canada.

     

    StoryTurns' digital storytelling workshops are inspired by the methodology developed by the Center for Digital Storytelling (www.storycenter.org) in Berkeley, CA where Aaron has trained as a facilitator.

     

    As a practicing journalist, Aaron specializes in covering under-reported conflicts, disasters and social issues. His multimedia, video journalism and radio stories have been broadcast by CBC Radio, PBS Frontline/WORLD, CNN, Associated Press Television News, VOA and others. His text stories have been published by Reuters, AlertNet, the Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star and National Post. He holds a Master of Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. He also hold a Certificate in Digital Storytelling from the University of Colorado Denver and the Center for Digital Storytelling. 

     

    Follow @aaronjourno

    Email: aaron@storyturns.org

  • 'Snapshot' stories

    These snapshot stories were produced in a workshop for faculty members at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C.

    This "snapshot" story was produced by Sam Migliore, faculty member, Anthropology department, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, B.C., in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

    This "snapshot" story was produced by Jan Thompson, faculty member, Geography department, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, B.C., in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

     

  • STORIES: YOUTH

    StoryTurns partnered with Acting Together (http://kora.kpu.ca/at-cura/) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C. and facilitated digital storytelling workshops for youth at risk of gang involvement. The project was funded though a Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) award of $1 million by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

    Questioning the Monsters Behind Me - A digital story by Alanna MacNeil 

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

    Coming to Life - A digital story by Breeya Troy. 

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

    Out of Pakistan - A digital story by Anonymous. 

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

    Mom and Me - A digital story by Mae-Lynn McDonald.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

    I am Me - A digital story by Dallas Destiny Harris.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

    Letting Go - A digital story by Erwin Inocalla.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

    Hard Life - A digital story by Ana Lovely.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

    Guardian Angel - A digital story by Andrea Gresham.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

    Broken no More - A digital story by Lori Gordon.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

    Open Doors - A digital story by Lori Gordon.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns.

     

     

  • STORIES: HARM REDUCTION

    StoryTurns collaborated with Providence Health Care to facilitate a digital storytelling workshop for long-term and vulnerable heroin users taking part in North America's first prescription heroin program and study.

    I Wanted to Clean up My Life. I Wanted to Live Again -- 

     A digital story by Oralie Sagmoen.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), a heroin-assisted treatment study and program in Vancouver, B.C. administered by Providence Health Care.

     

    The digital storytelling workshop was facilitated by StoryTurns (www.storyturns.org).

     

     

     

     

    A New Beginning - A digital story by Johnny. 

     

    This story was produced in a workshop for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), a heroin-assisted treatment study and program in Vancouver, B.C. administered by Providence Health Care.

     

    The digital storytelling workshop was facilitated by StoryTurns (www.storyturns.org).

     

     

     

     

     

    63 Going Back to 5 - A digital story by Larry Love.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), a heroin-assisted treatment study and program in Vancouver, B.C. administered by Providence Health Care.

     

    The digital storytelling workshop was facilitated by StoryTurns (www.storyturns.org).

     

     

     

    Getting my Life Back on Track - A digital story by Russ Cooper.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), a heroin-assisted treatment study and program in Vancouver, B.C. administered by Providence Health Care.

     

    The digital storytelling workshop was facilitated by StoryTurns (www.storyturns.org).

     

     

     

     

    Bin there and Back - A digital story by Greg Lesnick.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), a heroin-assisted treatment study and program in Vancouver, B.C. administered by Providence Health Care.

     

    The digital storytelling workshop was facilitated by StoryTurns (www.storyturns.org).

     

     

     

    A Love of a Grandma - A digital story by Marie.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), a heroin-assisted treatment study and program in Vancouver, B.C. administered by Providence Health Care.

     

    The digital storytelling workshop was facilitated by StoryTurns (www.storyturns.org).

  • WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    Dr. Gira Bhatt

     Principal Investigator and Project Director for the "Acting Together" research project, funded by a Community University Research Alliance award granted by the federal agency Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    Dr. Gira Bhatt, Psychology Dept., Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    "I had the opportunity to witness first hand digital story telling training workshops led by Aaron Goodman. These were intense 3-day workshops for 12 youth on the theme of “strengths in adversity”. What impressed me most was not only Aaron’s expertise with the techniques and technology of digital story telling, but the way he connected with the youth and brought out their individual powerful stories narrated through their own unique digital expressions. Aaron knows how to bring out the best in everyone’s digital story regardless of one’s age, skills, experiences, and life events."

  • CONTACT

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