Storytelling is a powerful tool in helping to advance literacy. But not everyone is capable of telling stories that engage listeners, especially young people, and perhaps inspire them to pursue careers in the arts.
Women who tell stories for a living, and how they connect
Storytelling provides a critical link to experiences and lessons of the past. Women, in particular, use personal encounters and traditional tales to lift up each other and change the narratives around what it means to be human.
During World War II, Japanese Americans were interned and held in detainment camps due to fears and misunderstandings. Hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen since the onset of Covid, racist acts that some feel will continue if not openly discussed and investigated.
Joe Blumenfeld participates in a support group for males of childhood sexual trauma. Instead of driving 90 miles weekly from his home in Natick, Mass., he now opens his laptop and jumps on a Zoom session, and he has discovered some surprising benefits of this new form of support.
Doctors take to TikTok to reach younger audiences.
On TikTok and Instagram, doctors and public health officials are trying to reach the public with reliable information on the digital platforms where people spend time. Corey Hannah Basch Ed.D., M.P.H., CHES, professor at William Paterson University helps explain why.
Women continue to build leadership presence in men’s sports. The five major professional male leagues each have established female leadership on coaching staffs, in front offices or league executive roles.
While restaurants and retail shutter all around us, some intrepid entrepreneurs have jumped into creating new businesses, many of them food-related. These business owners also seek to reset their financial futures.
Woman starts dream seltzery business during pandemic
The day bars and restaurants in North Carolina were forced to shut down due to the Covid-19, Kristin Cagney closed on the loan to start her dream business. Despite the challenges, Summit Seltzer opened in September 2020.
At iPondr, we produce journalism from a range of perspectives to inspire insightful conversations. In times of great significance, such as Jan. 6, when pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, some of us decided to share our personal experiences to illuminate the urgency of the moment.
Native Americans in tech: For a solution-based future
Chelsea Chee's interest in science is rooted in her Navajo cultural heritage. Her work with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society allows her to tackle the lack of Native American representation in tech.
Traditional food connects family’s past and present
Jennifer Chau, the newly elected county attorney in Palacios, Texas, and her father, Lin Van Chau, the city’s first Vietnamese mayor, talk about how important food has been during the family's journey from Vietnam to Texas.
“I posted on Instagram, some pictures of Pad Thai and stuff like that. ‘If you guys want to pick up, call me and pick up from my house.’ And so I was literally cooking the food, and my friends would come, call me and pick up. I sold out in the first day.”