Social impact storytelling™ is about leveraging the power of storytelling to amplify work that contributes to our world. 

Our Community Portraits highlight the extraordinary work of our community members.

"May our stories allow us to connect, heal, and transform." - Fatima Dainkeh, colleague



Living Your Whole Self

Julio César Román is a community leader who mentored our co-founder Tariana at the Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción youth arts program in high school. Julio has now started his own venture, Micro Plant Studio, which uses gardening to unite communities.

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Stories of Black Motherhood

Debuted on Mother's Day 2018, this story explores Black motherhood, as told by three mothers in Boston: Kim Parker, PhD; Josette Williams; and Tanya Nixon-Silberg.

By Fatima Dainkeh, MPH & EmVision


Ending the Cycle

Joanna de Peña, a first-generation Dominican-American college graduate, founded Top Notch Scholars, a youth leadership organization, to create life pathways for underserved youth in her native city of Lawrence, MA.


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select Press for our work


Black Moms, in Their Own Words. BU Today, July 2018. Article featuring co-producer Fatima Dainkeh, MPH.

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The celebration of Black History Month (Feb 2019) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School was kicked off with a film screening and discussion.


Musician Esperanza Spalding tunes in to the intersection of art and public health. Harvard Chan Featured News Stories, March 2019. Article mentions our work on the MA Substance Abuse Helpline.


America is Failing its Black Mothers. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Magazine, Winter 2019. Article on Black maternal health inequities and links to our short film.