Director Ryan Coogler once said, “Everyone’s a prisoner of their own perspective. I can only see the world through my eyes.” It was actually a tweak of an Edward R. Murrow quote, but it was simple to grasp yet profound in its truth. We are, indeed, limited by our imaginations. We see the world through our own single lens. One of the lessons I’ve gained from 20-plus years in journalism is how a well-reported-out story can break those limitations and give the reader an opportunity to see someone else’s POV, to move through the world in their skin, and help them gain more empathy, compassion and understanding about what another person’s life is worth. This presentation will be a conversation about the pitfalls of writing from a limited perspective, and how to fix this common misstep by borrowing specific tactics from the world of journalism.