Power begins to shift when you tell your story.

Storytelling is a form of justice. The law can render people invisible; people need to be seen and heard – rather than just documented, and used as data and evidence. “Victims” become active citizens when – through legal process – they become informed and visible, the tellers of their own stories and the agents of their own destiny. Lawyers and activists have their own stories to tell, too. Being there as a lawyer helps shift power by validating and giving voice to your client. Being there as a plaintiff or a witness compels those with power to take notice – and has the power to shift their perspective, and thus power itself.

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