Growth in Brave Spaces- An Interview with Shannon Ivey

Growth in Brave Spaces- An Interview with Shannon Ivey

In this episode, Shannon Ivey shares her journey into storytelling activism and coaching. She discusses the power of stories in amplifying voices, challenging norms, and fostering understanding. Shannon emphasizes the importance of representation and the need for diverse protagonists in storytelling. She also highlights the intersectionality between storytelling, activism, and personal growth. Shannon encourages listeners to do their own inner work and practice mutual hospitality when engaging with different communities.


Stories have the power to amplify voices, challenge norms, and foster understanding.

Representation is crucial in storytelling, and diverse protagonists are needed to create a more inclusive narrative.

Storytelling can be a powerful tool for activism and personal growth, allowing individuals to reclaim their stories and challenge power dynamics.

Engaging in your own inner work is essential before trying to make a positive impact on your community.

Practicing mutual hospitality and building relationships based on trust is important when working with different communities.

Books mentioned

Shannon’s book: Women Connected in Wisdom: Stories and Resources Rooted in the 8 Dimensions of Wellness

A Renaissance of Our Own by Rachel E. Cargle

The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith

Where to Find Shannon

IG: @yesitsshannonivey

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