Changing the story isn’t enough in itself, but it has often been foundational to real changes. Making an injury visible and public is often the first step in remedying it, and political change often follows culture, as what was long tolerated is seen to be intolerable, or what was overlooked becomes obvious. Which means that every conflict is in part a battle over the story we tell, or who tells and who is heard.
Words can change the world
I’ve been writing since I was a kid. It really started with journalling, which I’ve done since I was twelve up till this day. It helps me to understand, reflect on, explore, organize, and expand my thinking. It has been kind of a life-saver for me, as well as an important channel for my creativity.
I’m a big believer in the power of words: I do believe that words can change the world.
Please see book, for my book ‘Sustainability from within’ (in Dutch), articles for my op-ed’s, pieces on Medium, and columns, and academic publications for my academic work.