46 minutes | Sep 24, 2020

#044 - The Magical Power of Storytelling with Alexandra Cuncev

Alexandra Cuncev is runs Storisse – a platform aimed at inspiring positive change through the gentle art of storytelling. She believes that telling our stories, sharing our magic in the mundane can inspire others around us and leads to gentle, but sustainable change. She also hosts a unique podcast called My Beautiful Stories where Alex and her husband Pawel collect and share day-to-day stories, followed each week by a brief reflection and art recommendation.   The purpose of the podcast and all of Alex’s work is that her community get inspired to draw more energy from their everyday landscapes. Our mundane experiences can be equally moving and joyful.   In Series 3 of the podcast, Alex and Pawel are collecting stories written by people from all over the world to form a narrative about 2020. Featured until now were stories that told about hope in loss, beauty in isolation, the experiences of key workers to name a few. Diverse, touching, uplifting and thoughtful, the stories line up to form a chronicle of lockdown and document the year when we have all collectively lived through history.   Alex also organised and hosted The Planet Project, a multi-media, international community project which took place online as a universal gesture of unity to celebrate the jubilee of Earth Day, on the 22nd April 2020. Over 300 podcasters, artists, creators and writers joined hands virtually in creating one piece of digital work each on the theme: Earth – our Planet.   The project set out to recreate the impact of the Baltic Chain. In the summer of 1989, two million people joined hands forming a human chain, in a peaceful demonstration of solidarity.   On Instagram, Alex runs #mybeautifulstories, which celebrates magic in the mundane in stories and has reached 20,000 posts.   #GoodLifeUnravelled
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