Just Stories

We've recently transferred this blog over from juststories.live. In this space we want to capture the ‘good’ stories. We want to share the journey of ordinary heroes who are making small changes towards living more justly. We hope you’ll be encouraged, challenged and inspired by our friends as they share their journey with us.

This blog is very much a community effort… we need YOUR story! If you have a story to share about how you (or someone you know) has been moving towards a more socially, environmentally or economically just way of living, why don’t you get in touch! We’d love to share your story so that together we can inspire others.

I made the change

Updated: Feb 9, 2019

The idea behind Just Stories is that it’s a space for people to share their stories of the ways they or people they know have taken steps in their lives to look after the environment, care about people, build communities or walk towards a fairer, slower, wholer (is that even a word?) way of living. I love these stories! I love how ordinary people can make small (or big) changes in their lives to serve cause outside of their own personal interest. This inspires me!

Last week I finally posted the first blog which explained a little bit about what Just Stories is all about. As I mentioned there, I work in the field of international development. My work allows me to put my conviction for change into practice. My job involves trying to influence polices so that they are fairer… So that they work towards the common good, benefit people and look after the planet (sounds rather idealistic don’t you think).

But recently I was challenged by a friend who said that fairer policies are important, but alone they aren’t enough. It needs us humans to choose to do things differently. To choose to see, to choose to care, to choose to make the hard changes. Again, rather idealistic!

And how the heck do we get 7 billion people to choose to live in this sort of way?

Luckily I am an idealist! If these stories can convince you… well then we’re one step person to the change that’s needed!

This challenge is the idea behind the first series of blogs on this site. We’ve called it “I made the change“. Over the month of August, we’ll be sharing how 4 people have become aware of something – some area of social, economic or environmental injustice – and have decided to make a change in their life choices as a result.

Hopefully as you read you’ll be inspired by the actions of others… you’ll decide to be an idealist too… and you’ll pick up their challenge to make a change.


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