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©2019 DIY Human

a project of TheNarrativeMethod

DIY Human is a project born from The Narrative Method, an award-winning non-profit offering programs that increase empathy and expand perspectives for many underserved communities, including veterans, youth and homeless. TNM also works in healthcare, higher education and K-12 teachers’ continuing education.

DIY Human is a project born from The Narrative Method, an award-winning non-profit offering programs that increase empathy and expand perspectives for many underserved communities, including veterans, youth and homeless. TNM also works in the healthcare and education sectors, providing custom programs and teachers’ continuing education.

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Shari Foos (Los Angeles, CA, USA) (M.S., M.A., M.F.T.) is a Marriage and Family Therapist, adjunct professor, and the founder of The Narrative Method, an experiential group program that uses personal narratives to increase empathy and compassion for others. Shari received her MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, where she founded the Bridge Program (1999), a year-long university humanities program provided free for underserved adults. Seeing the need for meaningful connection in an increasingly dehumanized world, she founded The Narrative Method™ in 2013. TNM provides facilitator trainings and workshops for underserved communities including at-risk youth, veterans and homeless populations. In addition there are programs for healthcare professionals and continuing education for LAUSD teachers. More...

Founder & Creative Director

Shari Foos

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Mark Breitenberg is a writer, educator and non-profit leader. As the President of the World Design Organization, he led the creation of the World Design Impact Prize, an international humanitarian award for social and creative entrepreneurship. He served as the Dean of Undergraduate Education and Special Assistant to the President at ArtCenter College of Design, where he co-founded the Create Change Design Forums in China and received the “1,000 Talents Award” from the Chinese government. At ArtCenter he also co-founded The Design Accelerator in partnership with Caltech. He served as the Provost at California College of the Arts in San Francisco and was an English professor at Swarthmore College. More...

Founder & Creative Director

Mark Breitenberg

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Deborah Pardes has thrived as a brand strategist, producer, and facilitator for over three decades. Her corporate clients have including Warner Brothers, Sony, AMD, Apple, McKesson, United Music Group and Hyland’s Homeopathic. She is also the founder of Artists for Literacy (AFL), an educational non-profit that empowers low-level readers with access to complex texts through art. Her Songs Inspired by Literature (SIBL) Project has been reported by The NY TImes, NPR and Billboard, and has secured the support and participation of artists including Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, and Suzanne Vega. More...

Director of Community and Culture

Deborah Pardes