#97 – The Storytellers WE Admire
Some of the most popular posts in our interview series
For this month’s storytellers I admire series post, I wanted to look back a bit and share with some of the newer subscribers the most popular interviews in the series. These are the five most read and shared of the series in the past year of it being created. These interviews have been a joy to conduct and to share. Each one gives me new insight into what it means to be a storyteller and how we show up in our lives as storytellers each day. My hope in that they do the same for you. So if you missed any over the past year, this is your chance to dive in. A few of them even include the a link to the audio version of the interview. In no particular order, the Storytellers We Admire interviews we loved were:
Anita Li This was a wonderful conversation with journalist and media entrepreneur, Anita Li who recently launched The Green Line TO a new concept for community journalism in Toronto. You can read about her journey as a journalist and toward creating her own publication in our wide sweeping conversation about the role of the media, her path as a storyteller, and what she learned along the way.
Prasanna Ranganathan This heart-centred conversation with former human rights lawyer, producer, author, and diversity, equity, and inclusion leader, Prasanna Ranganathan left me floored. We talked about his upcoming cookbook, the story of life unfolding everyday, and racial and social justice. It was a beautiful piece that so many people shared and wrote to me about.
Liz Bertorelli The subtitle on this one says it all: on nonas, purpose, and pride. I had a fun and perspective shifting conversation with this social media expert and entrepreneur about her thoughts on storytelling and how it comes to life in her passion project.
Morgan Campbell This conversation with sports journalist, podcast host and author, Morgan Campbell. He told stories throughout the conversation and showed how naturally storytelling comes to some folks and how that shaped his career as a writer. A fun one to do and read especially for the sports fans among us.
Jen Aitken This one was popular I think because it challenged the idea of storytelling as a concept that exists for artists. Sculptor, Jen Aitken and I had a wonderful exchange about what storytelling is for each of us and whether that version of it lives in the world of art. This is truly a masterclass in thinking about the role of storytelling in our work and lives.
Let me know which ones you read (or re-read), and what you pulled from it in the comments below. Remember they’re long and delicious so take some time, have a cuppa and enjoy.
A Story Well Told
As you may already have figured out, I am a HUGE sci-fi and fantasy nerd. I love stories of all kinds and mediums but there is something about that genre that makes me eat it up in all forms, from books and movies to TV shows and video games. I was recently introduced to a comic series called Niobe: She is Life by Stranger Comics. I never grew up reading comics, but every time I read one as an adult, I wish I had. This is a beautifully drawn vignette in a larger saga that was shockingly engrossing. I ate it up. It also left me hungry for more story and more of the characters so I’ll be diving into the next one in the series soon. It’s a nice light intro to fantasy and comics—the themes are intense but the story itself is digestible. If you check it out (or want to borrow my copy), let me know what you think.
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