Story Bank

Search our catalogue of strengths-based stories and find examples of reporting and narrative told through the lens of assets, gifts and possibilities. Narrow your search further to see examples of Restorative Narratives which tell deeper stories of people experiencing adversity and tapping into their resilience and potential to cope and grow.

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  • Advertising
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  • Art + Design
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Christian Science Monitor
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  • Creative Writing
  • Culture + Community
  • Diversity
  • Documentary Film
  • Dove
  • Environment
  • Film
  • Gaming
  • Gun Violence
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  • International News
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  • National Geographic
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  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Politics
  • Poverty
  • Public Radio
  • Race
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  • Reframing
  • Relationships
  • Religion
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  • Restorative Narrative Fellowship
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  • Strengths-Based Media
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  • Syria
  • Trauma
  • TV News
  • Video Games
  • Violence
  • Women's Rights
  • Youth
Immigration

ivoh fellow Heidi Shin on why a young Liberian refugee, educated in America, chooses to move back ‘home’

Mercy Krua and her son Jefferson are having a disagreement. It’s about whether he should move back home. We’re sitting ...
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Indigenous People

ivoh fellow Christa Hillstrom shares how a Lakota Martial Arts teacher helps Native women recover their strength

Patty Stonefish can take down a fully grown man by his finger. She makes it look graceful—a skillful flick of ...
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Culture + Community

In Jerusalem, parkour is freedom

In the shadows of a city with a tense and violent history of thousands of years, some young residents have ...
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Immigration

The Mash-Up Americans explores intersection of race, culture & identity from the frontline of multicultural America

Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer wanted to create an online space for people who live between multiple cultures, feel ...
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Media

How the ‘Stuff Mom Never Told You’ podcast empowers women to advocate for themselves and others

There’s no blueprint to fighting for gender equality and no special training either. So what’s the first step? “To get ...
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Culture + Community

Meet Dan Archer, 2016 Restorative Narrative fellow and a pioneer of virtual reality media

Screengrab from “I Survived The Colombian Conflict” Last December we announced ivoh’s four Restorative Narrative fellows. Each talented fellow has since set out ...
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Culture + Community

Seis del Sur: six Nuyorican photographers reclaim the identity of the Bronx

After establishing successful careers in the field of photojournalism and documentary work, six native Nuyorican (New Yorker and Puerto Rican) ...
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Immigration

ivoh fellow Heidi Shin shares how a US health center adapted to care for Southeast Asian refugees

Doctors at a health clinic in Lowell, Massachusetts, had a problem — their exam rooms reminded refugee patients of torture ...
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Culture + Community

How “The Movement” is giving voice to marginalized communities across America

Growing up on Detroit’s east side, Carlo Sweeney was as likely as not to end up in trouble. “There’s no ...
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Health + Health Care

Doll Hospital, an art and literature journal on mental health, creates dialogue across a diverse community

Bethany Rose Lamont never expected the zine she dreamed up in 2014 to gain thousands of subscribers. When she first ...
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Media

Mother who lost daughter writes about resilience & the ‘slow awakening’ of hope

In 2015, Images & Voices of Hope spent a lot of time exploring Restorative Narratives‘ role in news stories. As we look ahead ...
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Film

Visualizing stories of trauma through photojournalism and documentary film

Throughout his career, Ross Taylor has compassionately told stories that display the resilience of individuals who have faced trauma. His visual storytelling ...
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