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About Joanna Wheeler

Over the past 17 years, Joanna Wheeler has worked to increase the voices of those less heard through citizen action. She is a researcher, facilitator and trainer in participatory processes, including creative storytelling approaches. For more about how people can re-write their own stories to confront violence, watch Joanna’s TED talk and follow her on Twitter @joanna_wheeler.

Articles by Joanna Wheeler

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Sunny Hundal is openDemocracy’s social media editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Cups of love and cups of courage: facing up to the everyday realities of violence

Structural solutions are vital, but real security starts inside each one of us.

Unlocking the transformative potential of storytelling

When people connect to political issues through personal stories, they see them in a different way. They don’t just see democracy in the abstract, they see ‘my democracy.’ The transformative potential of storytelling is written into the fabric of our lives.

Global agreements must be built on the real participation of the poor

If the post-2015 process to agree a future framework for development does not get right the participation of those most affected, it will fail. 

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