Articles by Lara Storm
Five Ways To Use Media To Challenge Social Norms: Lessons From Kashf Foundation’s Innovative Use of Television for Social Impact
While researching organizations that are making a social impact through narrative storytelling, producer Lara Storm spoke with Roshaneh Zafar, president and founder of Kashf Foundation, a Pakistani microfinance organization that also produces popular television shows focused on challenging harmful social norms. Zafar shares five lessons from Kashf’s success, which provide a useful foundation for other organizations that are exploring social impact through entertainment.
The Stories That Change Our World: How Narrative Fiction Can Take the Development Sector to Greater Social Impact
Women's empowerment programs can play a critical role in improving lives and building local economies. But their impact will be limited unless there are changes in the social norms that perpetuate traditional gender roles. According to social impact producer Lara Storm, that's where narrative fiction can help. She explores how effective storytelling – from radio programs to soap operas – is being used to raise awareness around social issues and foster lasting change.