Telling Your Public Story: Self, Us, Now

Narratives are a series of “choice points" that often follow an arc, or journey. Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government and prominent community organizer, explains this arc in this worksheet. Although written for students, this is a good introduction to storytelling for practitioners, and contains useful questions that will help you reflect on how our personal stories are connected to those of the groups we affiliate ourselves with, and more broadly to the stories that shape our society.