Telling your Story During this Crisis – UNITY, Inc.

Telling your Story During this Crisis

While we grapple with new obstacles and age-old challenges, people across the U.S. are still stepping up to maintain and deepen connections and care for their communities. The public is re-learning the value of relationships and the truth of our interdependence. Weave: The Social Fabric Project launched the #WeavingCommunity campaign along with 300 community partners to ensure this crisis drives us together, not apart. Weaving Community is inviting people into honest conversation, acts of caring and meaningful community action. The goal is stronger, more connected communities during this time and forever more.

Storytelling is the force behind this campaign. This crisis has impacted each of us and our communities differently, so we are asking you to share short stories in response to one or more of these questions:

  • How are you experiencing this crisis?
  • What actions are you taking to support and care for yourself and others during these trying times?
  • What is the life we want to create after this?

It is encouraged to be as honest as possible in sharing your story. Through sharing, you’re inspiring others to do the same. Here are three simple ways you can post. Check out the examples to get inspired.

Blog Post 

  • Write a post (100- 800 words) in response to any of the above prompts. Make it personal. Please share what you are feeling, thinking or doing. Weave will share on their Facebook or on WeAreWeavers website.

Photo w/ caption (Twitter, Instagram)

Find a compelling photo of you or life during Covid

  • Write a caption or brief explanation that responds to one of our prompts
  • Be sure to tag @weaving_us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
  • Use the #WeavingCommunity and/or #LetsGoThere hashtags so the campaign can find and reshare your stories and actions.

Video (Tik-Tok, Instagram TV)

  • Take a short video of you (under a minute) talking or doing something that responds to one of our prompts
  • Write a caption or brief explanation
  • Be sure to tag @weaving_us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
  • Use the #WeavingCommunity and/or #LetsGoThere hashtags so the campaign can find and reshare your stories and actions.
To learn more about Weaving.Us click the button below, or email  Julien Blaney.
Let Weave know if there are other folks you think should participate and share this toolkit with them.