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We are a diverse planet. What does that mean?

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Welcome to

OUR NEXT BIG THING

These last few years have given light to a lot of holes in our humanity and given us time to see how much more we, as conscious, compassionate, and creative beings,
can do to help bring forth the important, unique, and universally significant stories that bring us together. 
 

 
 
 
 
This is why we at Storyteller Foundation created
The Rainbow Fund

Diversity is being invited to the party;

inclusion is being asked to dance.

~Verna Myers

 

The Storyteller Foundation is committed to awarding Story Summit scholarships to wonderful writers of under the diverse rainbow because we know to dialogue with myriad cultures, orientations, and beliefs we can empower a more harmonious world. To paraphrase Joseph Campbell - it’s not the politicians who lead the people, but the storytellers, and we believe with more diverse representation among our storytellers, we have the brightest tinder for greater global compassion, inclusion, and unity. Taking our scholarship winners to retreat from their known world to interface with new people, new land, and new inspiration is one tool almost every artist of success employs to open myriad more.

 

To help bridge the gaps between where we are and where we should be, Think Tank for Inclusion & Equity and Storyline Partners have developed the #WriteInclusion: Tips for Accurate Representation project. These heavily researched and vetted factsheets are designed as a tool to guide storytellers through a number of mis- and underrepresented communities and issues.

 

If you have questions of what diversity might mean or how we can help, please read: https://www.writeinclusion.org/factsheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From a collection of articles we've researched, we'd like to share with you what we've found, with links to read the entire article.

"When we gather with greater heart and diversity, we

Reduce Discriminations and Racism

When you experience or see more of something, it will become normal. Putting biology aside and have an example. When you first see a polar bear in Africa, you may find it strange because it is out of your typical experience. However, once you see more polar bears in Africa you will start to believe it is normal.

"The same ideas apply to discrimination. If you are introduced to or become more aware of a different culture, race, or gender in a diverse environment or society.

"You tend to become less discriminating because of your new world experience.

Create a More Colorful life experience

Our worldview changes the way we experience our lives, as we describe above. When you interact, socialize, and work with people from different experiences, you can hear and learn from people. Not many people are fortunate enough to be able to travel the world or work as an ex-pat in many different counties.

Alternatively, we can learn from people coming from different backgrounds.

Build a more balanced world

Extremists usually have extreme views because they do not have the opportunity to understand the other side’s arguments. Having diversity and inclusion will improve the balance of opinions, and views in any setting. A well-balanced world will accept different opinions and reduce fears of differences. A well-balanced world can also improve the average cultural competency in society.

“It’s just common sense…when you put individuals with different worldviews together, you’re going to get a wide variety of ideas for solving problems or finding new, more efficient ways of doing things.”

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“Diversity and inclusion boost innovation and creativity and help to build resilience.” (The

State of Diversity & Inclusion in 2022)

“The Academy explained its initiative to push the studios to embrace greater diversity in the next few years with this statement: “Our values at the Academy are based on the belief that arts and sciences, including the arts and sciences of filmmaking, thrive from diversity.  This belief, coupled with our mission to recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures, requires a commitment to representation, inclusion and equity.  There are so many stories that need to be told and have not yet been told – we want to encourage this across the industry.” (make it)

Even fiscally, in all walks of business, diversity is essential. Financial import of diversity.

We will all profit from a more diverse,

inclusive society, understanding, accommodating,

even celebrating our differences,

while pulling together for the common good.

~ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thank you again for supporting our work by donating to the Rainbow Fund or volunteering to help us help a more colorful world of hope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quotes on Diversity

 

Diversity is about all of us and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.

~ Jacqueline Woodson

Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ~ Audre Lorde

Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. ~ Malcolm Forbes

INCLUSION—It's amazing what happens when we allow the flower that is us, the flower that is them, to become part of the bouquet. ~ Laurie Buchanan

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities. ~ Stephen R. Covey

Tolerance is not creating characters to suit a particular audience. It’s about inclusion of characters representing our societies. ~ Gloria D. Gonsalves

Inclusion is not a matter of political correctness. It is the key to growth. ~ Jesse Jackson

Diversity doesn't look like anyone. it looks like everyone. ~ Karen Draper

Urging people to be inclusive is not an attack. It is progress. ~ DaShanne Stokes

I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts. ~ Leo Tolstoy

We are striving to forge our union with purpose.

To compose a country committed to all cultures,

colors, characters, and conditions of man.

And so, we lift our gaze,

not to what stands between us,

but what stands before us.

                     

~Amanda Gorman 

National Youth Poet Laureate

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Whether you're a storyteller, angel, or just want to help uplift the world, we always need an extra hand at the Storyteller Foundation. Let us know if you'd like to volunteer and be on our Rainbow Team.

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