Storytelling is a powerful tool. We heal when we tell our stories. We help other people change the trajectory of their stories, often arriving at a happy endings. Today’s suggestion for Hepatitis Awareness Month is to tell your story.

Here are some storytelling quotes that inspire me, and hopefully you too:

  • “The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.” ~Michael Margolis
  • “My whole story is just about me having a second chance.” ~Two Chainz
  • “Everybody’s got a different way of telling a story, and has different stories to tell.” ~Keith Richards
  • “Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.” ~Jean Luc Godard
  • “Story is a yearning meeting an obstacle.” ~Robert Olen Butler
  • “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou has a wonderful collection of Hep stories. You can share yours here.  After you have submitted your story, tweet @hepatitismag so we can look for it.