Tell Your Story

Do you have a story to tell? 

We're always on the hunt for great stories to share on Swearer Sparks. Here are a few ways to see your story on our website:

  • Pitch us a story. Send us an email describing your story in 250 words or less and a Storyteller for Good will be in touch about producing a multimedia piece. We're looking for stories with a compelling narrative (a beginning, middle, and end that leaves us wanting more), relevance (a topic related to social innovation), and authenticity (true story, real emotions!). So don't just tell us who you are and what you do - help us understand why and what makes your story unique? If there's a turning point (ie. a moment where you or someone else changed their plans or perspective), make sure to include it. No need to be formal; just describe your story as you would to a friend over a cup of coffee.

  • Write a blog post. If you're a student at Brown University working on a program, research, or project connected to public service or social innovation, please send us an email with your name and a brief description of your current work to get on our blog schedule.

  • Share media. If there's a great video, audio piece, photo slideshow, or written story about you that's already out there in the world, send us an email with the link so we can add it to our story page!

If you're interested in producing your own great stories, here are a few resources to help you get started.

Happy storytelling!