8) Discussion: How Do We Shift Storytelling with Audiences?

“Audiences are living, breathing people … different people want different stories” (Fatima Salaria). Our discussion on how to shift storytelling with audiences gave us new perspectives on how to truly connect with different audiences through entertainment and media and the tangible effect that this has on society. Maxine Thomas-Asante asked the pertinent question “How can we meet people where they already are?”, and together with Tara Davanzati, Fatima Salaria, Frederica Conrey and Dhruti Shah brought a wealth of ideas as to how to “move forward into a shared future together with the audiences” (Frederica Conrey).