"Creative Narrations was amazing! The fact that they could take a very non-techie like myself, and turn her into someone who has facilitated 10 classes to date, is a testament to their training ability. The trainer made it clear that I could call her whenever I had a question, and I did! She walked me through everything from trouble shooting on recording voice to Mac Use 101. Her enthusiasm and confidence in my ability to be a facilitator convinced me that I could conduct successful digital storytelling trainings and my participant's evaluations tell me she was right!" - Teresa Hicks, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, Alaska
"It’s hard to capture in a few words how Creative Narrations manages to to build new capacity in people far from power. We’ve seen Creative Narrations facilitators at work with people who are not sure what exactly is a narrative, much less think they might have one worthy of communicating to others. Yet, in such a short period of time, the great facilitating, teaching and coaching skills make it possible for people to create a sophisticated digital story that has great meaning to them. It also has meaning that goes well beyond one individual personal narrative...The new digital storytellers show how powerful personal stories can combine art with visions of personal and social change." - Dan Rothstein, The Right Question Project, Cambridge, MA
"The experience and process of creating a digital story allowed me to not only develop skills I did not know I had but also allowed me to share a story that has shaped my life. The guidance I received from my trainers allowed me to remain independent and creative and at the same time gave me a medium in which to relay my story in a concise and powerful manner." - Workshop participant, 2009
"Being trained in the process and creation of a digital story has given me a voice and has allowed me to empower others and give others the opportunity to have their voice heard, their lives shared." - Mayra Alejandra Carrillo, SeaMar Community Health Centers
"Tasha and Jen are passionate about digital stories and about social justice issues. Their expertise for our diverse community added richness and depth to our project. I am certain that our stories would not have turned out so impactful to clients and to legislature for advocacy if it were not for our trainer's years of experience and expertise." - Sarah Houston, Health Educator, Sea Mar CHC
“The stories that were developed were amazing. They personalized the impact of health disparities and demonstrated the impact in a way that no statistic can. I also saw these stories as a celebration of the work and value of the people who work as part of REACH coalitions and communities"
Martha Monroy, Center of Excellence in Women's Health, UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
"Just a note to let you know I just facilitated my first 3 day training... It went well! The participants developed some great stories. The stories ranged from bringing attention to food access issues on the Navajo reservation, efforts to start a Farmer’s Market in Page, AZ, to a Hopi man who has found a connection to his cultural heritage through his running."
Chelsy Kuiper, Hermosa Vida Program Coordinator
North Country HealthCare
"Without a doubt, Creative Narrations trainers are some of the best trainers that I have met. They emphasize the role of the story and personal narrative while introducing the technology to make Digital Storytelling accessible to all. The carefully paced steps of her training ensure that participants create a story that is high quality..." - Brandon Protas, Sunnyside Wellness Center Coordinator, Tucson, Arizona
"The great thing about digital storytelling is that once people see it and understand it, they find uses for it everywhere - from education to outreach, in schools and in the community, as a tool for mobilizing, recruiting, and retaining quality participants." - Workshop participant, 2006
“Creative Narrations assisted us in taking an incredibly complex concept and turning it into a digital story that was clear, concise, and powerful. They challenged us to think deeply about our message and succeed in communicating it to our network.” - Elena Trueworthy, Free to Grow, New Britain, CT
“In underserved communities, we have a lot of stories that need to be told, but we lack the resources and technology. Creative Narrations has helped us seek creative and alternative ways for getting these stories out.” - Brenda Manuelito, Center for Native Digital Storytelling, Seattle, Washington