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I pledge to represent every community as dynamic and multi-dimensional

Dignified storytelling prioritises thoughtful reflection on the short and longer-term implications behind each story choice – for individuals, the wider community, and the environment. This reflection should underpin both story planning and development, with an openness to adjusting plans, processes, and narratives to help ensure positive impact.


Dignified storytelling encourages storytellers to employ “empathy checks” throughout the storytelling process, especially prior to publication, considering whether they would be comfortable sharing the visual or written story if it were a depiction of themselves or someone close to them.