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Change the World in Two Minutes: How to Share Your Story Recording & Training Toolkit

Everyone’s got a story, but knowing how to shape and tell that story effectively is a skill that separates the talkers from the real change-makers. This highly interactive, 60-minute, session will encourage participants to pick a personal experience and develop it into an engaging, must-hear narrative that can help move equality forward.

This is an active session and you are encouraged to print the Telling Our Stories: Participant Workbook before you begin, so you can craft your story as you follow along. A pen and paper would also be helpful for any additional notes, questions, and comments.

Please note: If you are intrested in using this presentation as a part of a chapter meeting or group activity please contact Jamie Henkel (jhenkel@pflag.org).

Thanks for participating in PFLAG Academy Online! One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in this session and use it to make your chapter stronger and more effective. To do that, we’ve created this page to provide you with tools, resources, and references to materials mentioned in the workshop. As always, the PFLAG National staff is here to help. If you have any questions, comments, or just need some good advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Storytelling Workbook:

Share Your Story with PFLAG National:

Write a letter to your child, write a story, share a photo with a short statement, or send us a short video — we LOVE videos! — and we’ll share it across social media. You can send materials to Liz Owen, Director of Communications, at lowen@pflag.org, or share it yourself on social media with the hashtags like #EqualityStartsWithMe and we’ll do the rest.

Additional Resources:

LGBTQ+ Story Archives: