One of the most amazing things that I get to witness as I help create safe spaces for storytelling is the community that develops when stories are being told. I've seen this happen again and again. When we hear people baring their souls, we feel a connection with them. We want to invest in their story and learn more. We want to be a part of that story.
I feel lucky to be able to witness this again and again every month in the Self Narrate Storytelling meetups. People who would likely never have met each other, coming month in and month out to hear new dispatches from each others' lives. It is an amazing thing to be a part of.
The beauty of it is that we can all create these communities by simply asking each other to openly share stories. Ask someone for their story today. You'll be amazed how quickly you make a connection.