from the blog
Making meaning from the meaningless
Do you see animals in clouds, faces in the pattern of your wallpaper, or Jesus in the burn marks of your toast? You’re not alone. Pareidolia, the tendency to see shapes and faces in inanimate or abstract patterns is a pretty common. It’s probably ...
Whose story is it, anyway?
When I was six, I got a skateboard for Christmas. It was red. And it was the best present ever. My best friend Barney came to visit and I dragged him to the airing cupboard where it lived. But when I hoisted myself up to the top, climbing the slatted shelves like a ladder, the…
Are we “story illiterate”?
My 11 year-old niece and 8 year-old nephew asked me what I like to watch. I presumed they meant on TV and said I like drama, documentaries, comedy … And then I tailed off. They looked confused. ...
Miranda & Pickle
It’s hard to tell your own story when you are lost in the middle of it. I know. I’ve been there. I help the voiceless and the tongue-tied to untangle and tell their own stories.
Hi! I’m Miranda. I’m a writer, story teller, designer and, the human behind RootStori.es. The hairy beast below is Pickle, my office buddy, walking companion and favourite sock-muncher.
Everyone has a story to tell, but very few have the confidence or natural inclination to be their own story teller. I’ve spent 20-something years helping turn research, data and ideas into stories that people actually want to hear.