This week on BeREAL, Diana and Ednesha are joined by Heather Box to discuss the importance of owning your personal story.
Heather Box is the co-founder of the Million Person Project. Since 2011, the Million Person Project has helped over 3000 change makers from 70 countries tell their stories. She have prepared Ugandan farmers to speak at the United Nations, coached social entrepreneurs for their first TED talks, and helped first‐time writers craft powerful magazine and newspaper articles. In 2019, Heather published a book, How Your Story Sets You Free with her partner and co-founder of the Million Person Project, Julian Mocine-McQueen. Heather and Julian live in San Francisco with their son, Roman, who is one years old.
Similar to Heather’s work, this week’s episode explores ideas of how to tell your personal story, and the importance of doing so. Heather strives to showcase the power of using personal stories to create deep and meaningful connections with others.
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a great opportunity for people to come together over a shared experience. However, it is important to acknowledge that just because we are living through common experience, does not mean that we all have the same story to tell about these times.
Heather walks Diana and Ednesha through the steps to create a personal life map. She explains how this can be used to track your values and beliefs through your lifetime, and learn more about yourself and your growth.
As the episode concludes, Heather discusses her book, “How Your Story Sets You Free,” and how it teaches readers how to evaluate your life story and make it matter to you and those around you. She highlights that every story is important to, and no matter your background, your story can be influential to others, and therefore never discredit your life experiences.
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