For many years, Sea Change’s leadership has been at the forefront of theory
on how storytelling and storytellers have a role in reducing abortion. Personal stories can be incredibly persuasive for shifting hearts and minds. Yet sharing vulnerable stories in public can make women targets of vicious character attacks and sometimes even threats of violence. In 2014, Renee Bracey Sherman
used her Sea Change fellowship to explore how advocacy groups can better support people who share these abortion stories
and how storytellers
can support themselves and one another, when they choose to step into the public conversation. These guidelines were incredibly helpful, and we used them to support our own storytellers in the Untold Stories Project.