Credit: Hartman, Steven, Peter Norrman, and Mary DeMocker. Re-storying 2: The roots of a creative protest against a fracked gas pipeline. Originally published in bifrostonline.org, 21 September 2018 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Re-storying 2: The roots of a creative protest against a fracked gas pipeline
In her book The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution, Mary DeMocker introduces the concept of ‘re-storying’ as both a way of organizing activist engagement and as a method for proposing powerful new narratives capable of replacing the old tried and true stories of injustice, corporate abuse of power and government negligence. This is the second in a series of seven linked interview segments in which Mary explains, in terms accessible to everyone, just what it is she means by ‘re-storying.’ Drawing upon some of her own experiences as an activist and parent, two roles she sees as completely, she highlights the potential she sees in this simple concept for activating constructive change that can help leave future generations a healthy and habitable planet.