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How a Story Can Change Your Life

May 9, 2016

By Liane Weissenberger, Advocacy and Public Affairs Manager


Storytelling is a core part of what makes us human. It’s fundamental to the development of history and culture, and the way we interpret the world around us.

When we tell our stories, we give people a glimpse into our lives, allowing them to relate to us in a way that no data point ever could. It’s through storytelling that we are able to reach people’s hearts and minds.

We have the facts, figures, means, and projections. However, to transform the conversation in Congress, we need you. Your stories can drive home the message that medical and other graduate students are done with debt.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from several exceptional students about how their student debt has impacted their lives, decisions, and their future. Today, I’m asking you to join them in standing up for graduate students everywhere by telling your story.

The ED to MED website includes a feature that allows you to share your story directly with the campaign. We will be choosing the best student stories, and will be selecting these students to serve as guest bloggers on the ED to MED blog.

Not sure what to write about? Here’s a story we recently received from osteopathic medical student Ryan Nguyen.

We look forward to reading your stories. Who knows, maybe you will be the next ED to MED guest blogger!

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