Throughout history, stories have been told and retold for many reasons, but namely, so that the happenings, occurrences, and movements surrounding a group of people can be recorded and remembered.
I remember my Old Testament TA, Parker Diggory, saying something about storytelling that I’ll never forget:
History is always told by the victor.
Whoever wins the battle, whoever has the upper hand, whoever is the one in the position of power has the ability to not only tell a story, but manufacture, reconfigure, and shape the way a story is told.
Being a storyteller is a powerful, powerful position. Continue reading