Narrative Initiative weaves the power of narrative into social justice movements to achieve long-term equity. We aim to nourish and grow long-term progress for social justice by equipping changemakers with the necessary tools, relationships, and resources to bond our communities and determine our destinies through the power of narrative.
About Narrative Initiative
Narrative Initiative catalyzes durable narrative change in order to make equity and social justice common sense.
We make connections between people and organizations, amplify the best tools and methodologies from an emerging field, and activate new collaborations that lead to greater alignment.
Narrative change is not new. Individuals and organizations have long explored ways to shift the narratives that arise from and permeate the stories we tell. These efforts have spanned disciplines, issues, and geographies.
Narrative Initiative builds on the history of narrative change work by br... read more
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Changemaker Authors Cohort
Aim and Benefits of Changemaker Authors Cohort
A cohort of 15 diverse changemaker-authors to participate at no cost in the Changemaker Authors Cohort, our unique supportive writing and coaching program. Those selected for no-cost participation will also receive a stipend of $1,000.
Requirements for Changemaker Authors Cohort Qualification
We invite applications from people who:
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- Are movement activists and social justice practitioners who have a story to tell. We want to support works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and graphic storytelling that are consistent with your—the applicant’s—lived experience of building justice. This can include books that are about communities building and using their power through organizing and activism, as well as works of imagination that contribute to the plurality of voices in the broader artistic and cultural discourse.
- Are not working as a full-time writer but have a work in progress or a strong concept for a book of any genre (nonfiction, fiction, poetry, graphic storytelling, hybrid/other) that fuels the momentum of social justice and movement work. A strong concept is specific, not vague -- e.g. "a book about anger" vs "a book about survivors and how to live with the rage that arises from our experiences.” A strong concept entails a couple of components:
- A single, focused book idea (not a few different options of books you COULD write).
- A clear sense of what research would be needed (if any), that the research is already done, or the book draws from experience you have already had.
- Want to be in community with other changemakers who are also committed to writing.
- Have the time and commitment to develop their book idea into a submittable package over the course of the 12-month residency, beginning March 1, 2022 and ending February 28, 2023.
- Are not enrolled in a degree program at the time of their participation in the cohort.
Application DeadlineNovember 20, 2021
How to Apply
For more details, visit Narrative Initiative website.