It has been said that our life’s pain becomes our life’s mission. That the experiences that break us down, are in fact what break us open — to the most meaningful work we can do. Salvador Mateo, the subject of our latest Storytellers for Good video is a living example of this idea.
(left to right) Wahid and Anthony with Cara, & Meredith Weber of Back on My Feet after they crossed the finishing line. Last week I had the rare opportunity to hang out at the finish line of the 2011 Chicago Marathon … and witness some 45,000 runners cross. There’s no better place to see the [...]
This is a story about the power of friendship. So nearly 20 years ago I met my dear friend Hannah Fernandez while doing service work in Chicago. We were like sisters in a week’s time. Then college, distance and life got the best of us until we reconnected last year when I sent her a [...]
Each One Reach One provides tutoring and mentoring programs for incarcerated youth. Our story profiles the journey of one young man who, with the help of tutors and this unique playwriting program, was able to get his GED and beat the odds. There’s a simple law of storytelling: that a story is only as powerful as the people you choose to tell it. In video, they must be memorable, have emotional resonance and the kind of person audiences won’t soon forget. Read More
The Mama Hope film was not a convenient one to capture. For me, as the producer, there were 7 planes, 20-thousand miles and 60 hours of travel to and from. There were giant cockroaches, dusty car rides, mosquito attacks, and more besides. But, in the midst of it all, one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever had the privilege to tell unfolded … thanks to one woman who trusted us to tell it. Read more