Our life experiences, or stories, help us organize and understand how we
became who we are today. As new experiences come in, for better or
worse, the things that matter to us change (Greigor, 2013). This means
that the stories we choose to tell ourselves, or tell about ourselves to
others, changes with time. McAdams (2008) explains that the stories we
tell ourselves form our self-identities and create our personalities.
People are defined by their stories …
I am a psychology researcher exploring the crossroads of human life and storytelling, past and present. I'm also a trafficking survivor, humanitarian and activist seeking to empower the oppressed, promote post-traumatic growth, and enrich lives through the use of media, research, and story.