By Jayla Burton, Program Manager
Stories play a powerful role in our culture and in social change because they connect our communities, inform and expand our perspective, and illuminate areas in need of change.
Our newest podcast episode, Storytelling: A Powerful Agent of Change, illuminates how this is possible and how you can join us in building power together. Take a listen to the podcast.
We’ve never shied away from the harsh truths about the causes of breast cancer or the injustices that many people living with and risk of the disease face. We also have never backed down from calling for the radical changes that are necessary to address the breast cancer crisis.
Your support, collaboration, and sharing of your personal stories have driven BCAction’s historic wins and outsized achievements. None of our work would be possible without the participation of activists like you who are unafraid to share how breast cancer has impacted your lives, and who continue to hold policymakers and corporations accountable through a collective action framework.
In this podcast episode, Storytelling: A Powerful Agent of Change, we speak with Dena Taylor, BCAction member and author of the book “I Don’t Want To Be Pink.” She shares her experience navigating a breast cancer diagnosis and her path to telling her story in book format. Also joining us is our very own Dr. Krystal Redman, Executive Director at BCAction, who speaks to the power of storytelling: how storytelling documents our histories, translates our lived experiences into real data, how storytelling can propel the breast cancer movement, and how to ethically engage in sharing personal narratives for political change.
Tune in to this dynamic episode and learn how YOU can share your story – as a person living with or at risk of breast cancer, as a caregiver, or as someone impacted by the disease (which is all of us). And if you’d like to get more engaged with our work by sharing your story toward the goal of political change, you can let us know and we’ll plug you in.