Thursday, March 1st, 2012
People’s District has been an incredible labor of love. Thank you for taking a journey across Washington with me. Over these past three years, the incredible citizens of D.C. have invited me into their homes to share their stories with our People’s District community.
During this time, I have learned to play pinochle with church ladies, toured a dominatrix’s dungeon, sat by the bedside of the dying, drank tea with gang members and toured every neighborhood of this remarkable District.
Most importantly, the site has changed my life.
A once grey suited terrorist financing analyst at the Treasury Department, I now proudly spend my days helping people tell better stories and build stronger communities through my newest venture, StorySocial.
Not to worry, I have not turned away from oral history or storytelling. To the contrary, I am taking the best of People’s District and launching a series of new campaigns, projects and initiatives to get the world talking.
Thank you for giving me the support and love to make People’s District happen. It is not easy to meet a stranger every day and spend the evenings transcribing hours of conversation and negotiating with Photoshop, but it was worth it. I have met so many incredible people in D.C. and around the world thanks to People’s District.
While the site may be on hiatus, I hope that you all will continue to live by its values: be neighborly, talk to strangers, and take an active role in your community.
I look forward to staying touch. Please feel free to keep up with my latest at www.storysocial.co or email me at danny(at)storysocial.co.
Now, go back to meeting your neighbors.
All my best,