I am putting together a website/e-magazine in conjunction with my non-profit project (www.1mpp.org).
The website concept is: “Everything is interesting: telling 1,000,000 stories: Inspiring compassion and understanding toward others and their world.”
The idea is everyone has a story to tell. And the more people hear it or read it or see it, the more we can begin to understand why people are the way they are and not necessarily like or love it, but tolerate it – which is all we really need to do for a more peaceful way of living together.
In tying in with the 1MPP concept (which is to raise 1 million dollars from 1 million people) I want to tell 1,000,000 different stories (obviously, a difficult feat, but the idea is to get enough people interested and have them contribute their own stories eventually). The way I see it at the moment… we basically get the ball rolling and we find awesome people, products, projects etc and we translate that awesomeness for other people to digest. We also take up new challenges or try new things and then write about that. Things like the love experiment Jordan posted here a while back. I am going to do a Hip Hop dance class and interview a hip hop dancer and write about that. I think the possibilities for this are endless. Day in the life of a CEO, or a homeless person, or a Social Worker, or a wing-suit base jumper or a Muslim woman, or a gay Christian etc etc.
Is anyone interested in being a part of this? Looking to release the website in March. Contact me yo :)
@lauraocrapira, How is this going, I just came across this thread! :) I love the ideas, I think there is much to learn from all our stories being collected. We’ve lost the sense of storytelling in present day and age. I think this is a brilliant way to rekindle it!. I’m a collection of stories that would love to be involved. Are you still looking for contributers?