• Tell stories.

    MOVE MASSES.

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    Digital Storytelling with

    Injection Drug Users in Vermont

    StoryTurns facilitated a digital storytelling workshop for people who use

    injection drugs in Vermont in November 2018.

    Heart-Wrenching Cruelty of Boarding School.

    A digital story by Timothy Gabriel.

    The Day I Saved a Life.

    A digital story by Sara Marie Brusco.

    Caring Community Help.

    A digital story by Jennifer White.

    The Girl.

    A digital story by Roland Smith.

  • STORIES: HARM REDUCTION

    StoryTurns collaborated with Providence Health Care to facilitate a digital storytelling workshop for long-term and vulnerable drug users taking part in North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

    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 facilitated by StoryTurns for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver, B.C.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A New Beginning - A digital story by Johnny.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver, B.C.

     

     

     

     

     

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

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver, B.C.

     

     

     

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

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver, B.C.

     

     

     

     

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

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver, B.C.

     

     

     

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

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by StoryTurns for participants of SALOME (http://bit.ly/1PF8pBt), North America's first heroin-assisted treatment program in Vancouver, B.C.

  • STORIES: YOUTH

    In my role as a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, B.C., I collaborated with Acting Together (https://www.kpu.ca/actingtogether) to facilitate digital storytelling workshops for youth at risk of engaging in gang-related activities. 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 led by Aaron Goodman.

    Coming to Life - A digital story by Breeya Troy.

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

    Out of Pakistan - A digital story by Anonymous.

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

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

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

     

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

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

     

    Letting Go - A digital story by Erwin Inocalla.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

     

    Hard Life - A digital story by Ana Lovely.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

    Guardian Angel - A digital story by Andrea Gresham.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

     

    Broken no More - A digital story by Lori Gordon.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

     

    Open Doors - A digital story by Lori Gordon.

     

    This story was produced in a workshop facilitated by Aaron Goodman.

     

     

  • 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/

     

     

  • WE ARE STORYTURNS

    Stories connect us to each other.

  • 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.

  • WHO WE ARE

    Aaron Goodman

    Founder

    Aaron is a communication studies researcher, journalist, photographer, and documentary maker and educator. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Journalism at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He holds a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and is a PhD candidate in Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, QC.

     

    Email: aaron@storyturns.org

    Twitter: @storyturns

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