What a profound conversation with the beautiful and enlightened Melvin Bray. This one really touched my soul on such a deep level. We talked about story, myths and the deep-seated racism that pervades every aspect of our collective existence. Melvin wrote a fantastic book titles, Better, that invites us to a new and higher level of collective being. One of the powerful parts of the show is him talking about how the killing of Trayvon Martin changed his life.
Melvin Bray is an Emmy® award-winning storyteller, social entrepreneur, and author who lives with his wife, three kids and two dogs in southwest Atlanta, GA. He is an active participant in vanguard networks seeking more beautiful, more just, more virtue-filled ways of showing up in the world.
He is author of the soon to be bestselling BETTER: Waking Up to Who We Could Be, co-editor of Faith Forward, Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Copper House, 2013, 2015), which explore ways children’s and youth ministry can make the dream of beloved community possible, and he is coordinating author of The Stories in which We Find Ourselves, online reimaginings of the biblical narrative that make faith something children and youth have reason to care about.
As a social entrepreneur, Melvin works to help communities of goodwill find better stories and scripts–better ways of thinking and doing–that move them toward equity, diversity and inclusion (collabyrinthconsulting.com).