EPISODE 47: STORYTELLING AND IMPACT ON IDENTITY



C.S. Lewis once said: “In great literature, I become a thousand different men but still remain myself.” Storytelling is a passageway to another world where we can become more than we understood before we stepped forward. Once we understand, we cannot then un-understand. The beauty of stories is their capacity to expand our world and our lives. We may remain ourselves, but not ourselves untouched. 

Join us on the podcast today as we dive deep into one of our greatest joys and passions, stories and how they have the power to impact us all. We continue the season-long conversation on identity, from formation to transformation to maintenance. We are covering as many bases as we can find along the way. Today is no exception, though it is one of my personal favorites. We talk about the power of story to transform, expose, uplift, deconstruct, and expand the lives of individuals and cultures over time. 

Tune in to the We Go Boldly podcast anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. Do us a huge favor while you’re at it and save, share and like this post. Don’t forget to do the homework at the end and let us know how it goes! We are all on this brave and bold journey together!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Think back to a moment when you read, watched or engaged in a fiction for pleasure. 
  2. What can you remember about the experience? How did you feel during the engagement? How did you feel after? Spend some time writing about the experiences that have moved you the most. The books, movies, plays, and other fictional stories and characters that impact your life.
  3. As always, reach out to your accountability partner to compare notes.
  4. Final task this week, share a photo of your favorite book, movie, tv show, character etc on social media and tag us @goboldlytogether so we can learn more about what moves you.

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