S – 1.4 Marginalized people target

Using digital storytelling has huge advantages in order to involve marginalized participants into the training process.

Using digital tools, usually needs less words and the construction of narratives can be done in visual forms. In the process educators can use for example hands, symbols, and motions.

However, it is important to guide the marginalized groups, and to ensure that their unique and original stories can be shared, and their voices are represented.

Specifically, in the story structures and in the narrative patterns Non-Western approaches should be made aware of and considered.

As ethical dimension, it should be made clear that the marginalized people are entering a safe space, during the training, and that their stories are not exploited against their will.

Especially falling into positive or negative stereotypes, or oversimplifications have to be avoided.

Still, by giving marginalized groups, the place, and the means to express themselves can help them to feel considered and to become empowered to share their own voices and stories.