“When we listen deeply, and tell stories, we build a just and healthy world.”StoryCenter.org
A digital story is short video centered around an individual’s narration of their relevant narrative accompanied by their choice of visuals, and audio; this can range from stock images, home video, to self-made illustrations. The goals of digital storytelling are: effect change, active intervention, and to create a free and quiet space for thoughts to foster. Digital stories make both knowledge and art accessible to all. They are easy to make, easy to teach and easy to spread. Through our digital stories, we are providing counter-narratives to the pervasive ideologies of decline that surround aging. By using our voices and sharing our own experiences, we are also shifting the perspective away from that which is considered default.