Statistics and figures are vital in demonstrating what’s going on in society but it’s stories that cut through, stay with us, and have the ability to challenge and change our perceptions on issues we may not have experienced. And listening helps us find the solutions to these issues.
There is no more powerful way to hear a story than directly from the person who has experienced it.
Our Being the Story podcast is a series of 15-20 minute short talks featuring social entrepreneurs, campaigners and other changemakers who aim to inspire new ideas, challenge perceptions and stimulate conversation on the big health and social issues facing us today.
Series 4 of our Being the Story podcast out this Friday 11th October will introduce the listener to a dynamic range of storytellers who’ll be putting a spotlight on everything from growing up in foster care to solutions to knife crime, restorative justice to ageing well and more.
This week we hear from Amanda Hailes, member of Hull-based women’s collective An Untold Story. They were brought together to share their experiences that lead them to street prostitution, capturing their stories in the book ‘An Untold Story’. In this episode Amanda will tell us why she’s telling her story to shatter the stigma women experiencing disadvantage face.
Also coming up this series, rapper and foster care leaver Ric Flo shares his experiences growing up in Foster Care. He works to change the narrative around care-experienced young people, running rap therapy workshops to build their confidence and foster their creativity.
Subscribe now wherever you listen for original bitesize stories on some of the big issues of our time. And we’d love to hear what you think, leave us a review or tweet us @sounddelivery using #BeingtheStory