Storytelling provides us with a powerful tool to make change happen. Stories spark emotions. Too often in maternity care reform we only connect with people on a rational level, talking about the numbers, the statistics, but this isn’t enough to actually change how people behave. Providers may understand what you want them to do but if they aren’t emotionally engaged they just won’t do it! Sharing powerful stories of both negative and positive experiences can inspire people, helps them learn more quickly and quite possibly, inspire real change.
As we all know, video is the platform of our current day. You can accomplish so much in a short video. You have the opportunity to move people with your voice, your tone, your emotion and help others avoid the pitfalls of our broken maternity care system. To share your story with us, download the tips and submission instructions below.
Our “Break the Silence” photo campaign was extraordinarily powerful and in just 4 days received over 7 Million clicks from consumers, providers, professionals and policy makers and is still reviewed regularly. Join this group of empowered people telling their experience of birth in our country. To share your story with us, download the tips and submission instructions below.
Suffering from a difficult or traumatic birth can be devastating, especially if you feel that it may have been unnecessary. Telling your story includes filing a formal complaint. It is the most crucial step to create change for other families, while giving you a feeling of empowerment and help in the healing process. We offer our free Accountability Toolkit; a step-by-step guide to make the process easier.