I studied racism and prejudice at university, I sign petitions, donate money, go to multicultural fesitvals, enjoy diversity and have even donated time to the cause of eliminating prejudice, but it’s not enough. I want to do more. At this point I am only seeking feedback on an idea so feel free to comment.
The idea: Diversity Through Storytelling Network
This network would be designed to promote diversity through storytelling. It would consist of a website dedicated to stories (and maybe poetry) focused on racism, sexism, homophobia, political and religious prejudice, discrimination against people with a disability and other forms of bias. Participants would be invited each week to write a story – any genre from fiction or nonfiction – on a particular theme. Winners would be published on the website, one from fiction and one from nonfiction. The website would also exhibit photographs and even artwork to promote diversity.
If anyone knows of a website like this please let me know. I’d love some feedback on this idea. Is it viable? Would you participate in something like this?