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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  • All
  • Advertising
  • Art
  • Art + Design
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Narratives
  • Creative Writing
  • Culture + Community
  • Diversity
  • Documentary Film
  • Dove
  • Environment
  • Film
  • Gaming
  • Gun Violence
  • Health + Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Indigenous People
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Inequality
  • International Journalism
  • International News
  • ivoh community
  • Jane McGonigal
  • Journalism
  • LGBTQ
  • Local Media
  • Media
  • Miami
  • National Geographic
  • NPR
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Politics
  • Poverty
  • Public Radio
  • Race
  • Recovery + Resilience
  • Reframing
  • Relationships
  • Religion
  • Remembrance
  • Restorative Narrative Fellowship
  • Restorative Narratives
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Communications
  • Strengths-Based Media
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Syria
  • Trauma
  • TV News
  • Video Games
  • Violence
  • Women's Rights
  • Youth
Art + Design

Jane McGonigal explains how gaming can make us the hero of our own story

After experiencing a concussion that left her feeling anxious and depressed, Jane McGonigal sought healing through gaming. As part of …

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Strengths-Based Media

‘Tsunami’ docudrama shines spotlight on resilience in a disaster’s aftermath

After the tsunami and earthquake struck Japan in 2011, Nilo Cruz and Michiko Kitayama Skinner couldn’t stop thinking about the magnitude of …

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Art + Design

Highlights from Photoville 2015, an event that showcases photography for good

Along the water’s edge of New York City’s East River, rows of shipping containers could have been waiting to be …

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Art

How one man turned to photography and art as a healing, coping mechanism

San Francisco-based artist Steve Gibson first met tragedy at a young age when he saw his older brother, whom he …

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Culture + Community

How Capital Public Radio fosters meaningful community conversations

It was 2014, and jesikah maria ross had a challenge on her hands. Her employer, Capital Public Radio, was embarking …

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Journalism

Michelle Gielan: It’s time to move beyond the ‘if it bleeds, it leads’ approach to media coverage

Michelle Gielan had a successful journalism career by most standards. She had landed her dream job at CBS News, where …

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Media

The need for ads that don’t limit beauty to physical appearances

There have been lots of campaigns over the past year designed to help build women’s self esteem and combat media …

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Restorative Narrative Fellowship

Highlights from ivoh’s first Restorative Narrative Fellowship

For the past two years, Images & Voices of Hope has studied a storytelling genre that we call Restorative Narrative — stories …

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Art + Design

How a photographer’s ‘What I Be Project’ is helping people face their insecurities

Imagine walking around your neighborhood with your most persisting insecurity scrawled across your forehead in bold, black ink, visible to …

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Art + Design

Photographer’s photos of Detroit highlight ‘perseverance, hope & sheer determination’

Photographer Dave Jordano was tired of hearing negative media coverage about his hometown city of Detroit. Having moved away many years ago, …

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Culture + Community

A Metro Muslim Wants to Change Your Mind

  This is the story of a Pakistani Muslim from Ann Arbor — a radiologist by trade, an average American …

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Culture + Community

Muslim Man Builds Homes, Trust, Legacy in Detroit

  Waseem Ullah’s outlook on life was cemented before he was born. He immigrated to the U.S. 50 years after …

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