There is nothing more comforting than knowing that there are people who experience the same fate as ours. Ever since we were young, elders have taught us the adage that “misery loves company.” Because of this consoling message, we find ourselves more at ease about our trials, doubts, and misfortunes. In other words, we tend to see the light at the end of a dark tunnel after we understand that our afflictions are not ours alone. As someone who has fully grasped the power of sympathy, Leslie Grodin made it her mission to provide a platform that emboldens others to build a sense of community by telling stories of trials and struggles, as well as tales that inspire triumphs. For this reason, she created I Want To Know Your Story.
Needless to say, stories have their way of bringing people closer to each other. They enliven people and make them feel that they are not alone. On top of that, stories also serve as a platform where people can express themselves and be heard. Taking the reins of I Want To Know Your Story, Leslie Grodin shares the unrelenting power of storytelling with the world.
Passionately created to become an instrument of hope, I Want To Know Your Story is a Youtube channel designed to build a world filled with empathy and understanding. It serves as an avenue where people are allowed to express themselves without the fear of being judged or discriminated against. Moreover, it also serves as a safe space where people can freely talk about their pains and struggles.
Being an avenue where people can vent to, I Want To Know Your Story creates a sense of community among the people, as well as a bond that deeply sympathizes with one another. To put it simply, it gives people a sense of comfort and connection with those who have had the same painful or effervescent experience.
On top of the noble purpose that I Want To Know Your Story aims to pursue and achieve, this change-making platform’s existence was also borne out of the creator’s troubling experiences in the past. Having witnessed a plethora of unjustifiable judgments, Leslie Grodin thought that it was not fair for people to base their conclusions on fleeting moments. She believed that strangers did not deserve these one-sided verdicts that resultantly defined their entire existence. If people talked more about themselves and their experiences, then others would have gained a full insight into who these individuals are. Recognizing the need to provide an avenue that allows people to share themselves and their experiences, Leslie breathed life and purpose into her platform.
Because of the empowering message that I Want To Know Your Story seeks to convey, there are already 63 inspiring stories that have been posted on the channel throughout the year. In the coming years, Leslie hopes to find more storytellers and gain new followers that share the same vision.
Stories are indeed powerful. It gives people opportunities to hope, dream, and live while keeping the faith. As Leslie continues to take the reins of her platform, she hopes to inspire a community filled with empathy, kindness, and understanding.