visions & voices

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, visions, and voices of community members who inspire us.

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

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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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Who's next? Nominate yourself or someone you know!

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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

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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.


Press for Stories of Black Motherhood

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Black Moms, in Their Own Words. BU Today, July 27, 2018. Article featuring co-producer Fatima Dainkeh, MPH.

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

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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 the film.