We have always been hungry for stories.
As children, we would spend hours at the library, consuming hundreds of books each month. We were insatiable. As we grew older, we found that these tales, stories, narratives - they become even more powerful when founded in truth, in reality. Reality has the same grandiose tone of a storybook, but what makes it even more amazing is that the events in the story actually happened.
Stories are what inspired us to start exploring our world, and once we did, we discovered an even larger wealth of stories in the countries we visited than in the public libraries of our humble hometowns. We realized that stories are the only device that can promulgate your travels. It's impossible to carry an indescribable marvel of nature or an evening with new friends home with you, but it is possible to take the story of the experience.
Stories move people, and that is our hope here with Nova Narratives.
The definition of the word "nova" is the sudden brightening of a previously inconspicuous star. The mission of Nova Narratives is to highlight the lives, stories, and voices of previously inconspicuous people.
We are passionate about helping others and we want to make the world a better place, but when we set out to find ways to help the people in these stories, we faced a problem. We could never find a clear, defined path to how we could help.
Nova Narratives exists to do more than simply share stories, but to also connect its readers to tangible forms of empowerment. It is our hope that you, as a reader, will not only passively skim through these stories, but actively engage in them. If something moves you, dig deeper! There's always more to the story.