A convergence of creative ideas, stories, practices and resources from social change leaders and practitioners across the world
“Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living - being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It’s the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It’s a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature.
Adele Coombs, “Barefoot Dreaming”
We are launching a new initiative!
If you are working on positive social change in your community, in your country, in the world then you probably have a story to tell for others to learn from. We can help.
Stories matter, wisdom learned from real experience on the ground matters, new ideas matter and what people want to say matters. All of these are conveyed through words, and good writing takes these words to readers far and wide. It is a powerful medium of social change for sharing, learning and advocacy.
But the people who have the most valuable stories, insights and messages to share are often the least confident to write them down. We are aiming to change this. Effective storytelling and writing can be learnt.
The Barefoot Guide Social Change Writing School is now offering a range of services to help social change organisations, leaders and practitioners to express themselves in new and powerful ways.
The Services of the Social Change Writing School
A. Support to Write your own Publications
Through collective writeshops and support, we can help your team, organisation or community of practice to write your own publications, including new Barefoot Guides.
B. Effective Writing Courses
We run online and face-to-face courses which teach effective writing of various kinds to social change leaders and practitioners.
C. Writeshop Design and Facilitation Courses
We will help you to learn how to design and facilitate writeshops for your own organisations - online and face-to-face courses..
D. Coaching for Writers
We offer one-to-one online coaching support, enabling you to get over your hurdles and shape your writing into something worth reading.
E. Publishing Advice and Support
We offer online editing and advice to enable you to take writing drafts to final publication.
F. Research and Development
We do continuous research and development of all the approaches and methodologies of the Barefoot Guide Writing School to strengthen writing and dialogue tools for collective learning, sharing and advocacy.
Go to the The Writing School page for more details
Write to us at: email@example.com to ask about any of these services
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