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Living in the shadow of DIABETES

Digital story created by Robert Gonzalez in which he shares how prevalent diabetes is in his family history. He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 46. He lives with diabetes in his shadow and he knows that if he ignores his diabetes, it will make itself known to him. He wants others to know that despite a family history with diabetes, you can live with it and keep it under control with a healthy diet and exercise and if needed, medications.

Victory Over Tobacco

Walter defeats his smoking habit, but only when smoke-free policies are accompanied by social support. 
 
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I Didn't Know

Carmetrus's personal story explains her goal for young pregnant women to have access to culturally appropriate prenatal care.

An Open Door to Health Equity

Marta describes how community health workers help communities persist through times of stress and the ability for education to break cycles of poverty.

Kent Hunger

This project is sponsored by the City of Kent Arts Commission and produced by Reel Grrls, an award-winning media and technology program. Earlier this year, 8 high school students from Kent-Meridian and Kent Phoenix Academy attended a 3-day course in video production.

Sickle Cell Awareness

Karen created this story in honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month in order for parents to make informed choices. 

MOVE-ing south

First there was King, then Yakima, now MOVE has officially expanded our reach to Pierce County. In early September, MOVE trainers Antoinette and Seth held the first MOVE digital storytelling workshop in Tacoma. Kathleen MacGuire, Program Coordinator at the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department explained, “ The Pierce County community has a wealth of knowledge about what we want and need to see for a better, healthier life. Creating and sharing stories through MOVE allows community members to create a healthier Pierce County together.”

My Family's Meal

Minh shares a story about her family's meal, she expresses the value of a balanced and nutritious home-cooked meals. Being a working mother in charge of food for her busy and active family where each member has their own schedule, Minh emphasizes the importance of having family time at meals and eating a proper and consistent diet.

A Healthy Community

Bert reflects on his journey as a leader in his community and his involvement in the International Community Health Services programs such as "Train the Trainer". He emphasizes the link between individual health and community health.

Going Virtual....

This summer, MOVE partner Creative Narrations facilitated a virtual digital storytelling workshop with the YMCA of the USA's CTG grantees. The stories are now complete, and new storytellers from our very own Seattle, all the way across the country to Louisville (with stops of course in Tucson, Iowa, and more....) are proudly showing their pieces off. 

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