Better Together Encourages Multimedia Storytelling
BPDD’s public awareness initiative, Better Together: Sharing stories, Sharing lives, is ready for you to share your story through multimedia. The Better Together website offers visitors a chance to share their stories about how their lives have been touched by disability. Storytellers can be a person with a disability, family member, friend, or anyone whose life has been changed by someone with a disability.
This initiative aims to increase awareness of the many ways that people with disabilities can and do contribute to our communities and lives. Better Together is incorporating Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other media platforms to feature the importance of including people of all abilities into our communities. The Better Together story booth has also begun traveling around the state to capture images of people whose lives have been touched by disability. The story booth was in Stevens Point on April 25 for the Circles of Life Conference and then at Concordia University on May 19 for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. Next up, the story booth will be at the Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games on June 7 in Stevens Point.
Storytellers can go to the Better Together website to share their story, read other personal accounts, browse a media tool kit, and learn more about the initiative. Stories can also be shared through the BPDD’s Facebook page or in writing with a story form found in the Better Together Toolkit. It’s time to share your story and show how someone with a disability has made a difference in your life and community.