Participants’ Stories

What we learned about each of our twelve participants was powerful and inspiring. They shared their stories with us, and now we’d like to share them with you. 

These stories have a richness of information that you might not expect. It can seem like we’re focusing on details that don’t matter, but to come up with new ideas you need to begin in a different place—with new and different information, or a new perspective on the old. The details in these stories are that difference—they help us open up new possibilities for solutions. They push us to truly empathize and understand, in a way that can be a catalyst for change. 

For each of our twelve participants, we have chosen a different way to tell their story. We hope to bring a small part of what they shared with us to life.