United Story (U/S) uses the power of design and story as a means to address issues of social inclusion—bullying, racism, bias, understanding, etc.—and diversity within institutions and communities, particularly those that cater to youth.
Storytelling is a way for students to literally design their lives, which makes their goals feel more attainable and generates empathy among peers. United Story uses the data inherent in students’ stories to equip faculty with the skills and professional development workshops necessary to merge student’s educational and emotional needs.
We believe in the power of the story. We believe that every individual has a dynamic story to tell, and every story serves as a means by which members of diverse, yet divided communities can connect, educate, and empower each other.
Cambrie Nelson is an activist and educator who uses her passions for stories and creative writing to engage and address issues of multicultural identity and inclusion.