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Joseph Campbell has inspired generations, especially through the quest movies that young people watch. But life has a way of not fitting into a simple mythic structure. What happens when we stop being protagonists all the time?

Colin Stokes divides his time between parenting and building the brand of Citizen Schools, a non-profit that reimagines the school day for middle school students in low-income communities.


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Colin Stokes

Colin Stokes

Colin is a Brookline father and husband with a career in non-profit communications and marketing. For the last 9 years he has worked with leadership of education organizations on storytelling, branding, messaging, employee engagement, and inclusion. Before children, Colin was a professional actor in Boston and New York, appearing in Shakespeare and musicals as well as momentarily on a couple of Law and Order franchises. His previous TEDxBeaconStreet talks explore the role stories play in identity and have been viewed more than 6 million times. He blogs at colinstokes.blogspot.com and tweets @stokescolin.