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January 13, 2016 | Category: Blog, Story Guide | Author:

Storytelling guide: Using humor in social-change work

Photo Credit: Landon Nordeman

Photo Credit: Landon Nordeman

Your work is serious. That doesn’t mean you have to be serious all the time. Sometimes humor is just the thing to get people to pay attention to a pressing issue or see the absurdity of the status quo.

How can you use humor in your social-change stories? That’s the topic of a chapter in the new Working Narratives guide on “Storytelling and Social Change” — available as a downloadable PDF (sign-up required) or in an online magazine format.

The chapter on humor offers practical tips on how to explore the comical aspects of your work, and let your own humor flow more freely.