What is a First-Person Narrative?

These stories will include stories written by journalists and as well as first-person narratives written by community members like you.

You may be wondering: But… I have never written for a publication before… Not a problem. We provide coaching and support and can work with you. But…you say, I am not sure I can write in your style. Not a problem.

What we are interested in is not a research paper or policy paper or a reported piece, we are interested in *your* story, the way you would tell it to your friends or family. And we are here to support you as you craft this piece. We want to hear your voice. To that extent, we will work with you to make sure that the story you are telling is coherent and fully developed, but written with your own style and tone. You can see examples of first-person narratives from the collaboratives here.

If you are interested in creating a first-person narrative, please fill out this form.


If you know someone that we should reach out to to write a first-person narrative, please fill out this form.