2020 Brought Us Clarity

Clarity of vision that the weight of being human is heavy … incredibly and increasingly heavy.

But being human also means that we are a part of humanity… and as card holding members of humanity, we truly are all in this together.

Let’s be honest, though, we are also different. Clearly. But what a boring world this would be if we weren’t!

The chatter about our differences has become incessant and frankly, exhausting. Talking about our differences is easy – it’s also lazy and misleading. So…

We’d like to shift the conversation.

Away from our differences toward our similarities. A focus on the many, many, many things that universally happen to us all and each. The universal threads that connect us – humans – not black people and white people, gay or straight – humans.

Universal Stories is a digital platform for personal narratives told from diverse voices about a common universal theme, highlighting the countless ways in which we are similar, connected and us. Simply put, the stories that make us, us.

Growing up, making decisions, falling in love, falling out of love, families, mistakes…these are things that happen to every human regardless of skin color, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or cultural background.

Short. Funny. Moving. Personal stories told from and in a person’s own voice.

Calling all writers, storytellers, and dreamers to tell your story, your way in your voice.

We won’t change the world, but maybe we can change the narrative.