Nebraska communication scholar Jody Koenig Kellas and her research team have launched a new storytelling initiative, Quar and Tell.
Kellas, professor of communication studies, researches how narratives and storytelling improve communication and physical and mental health. She said storytelling is a powerful tool for coping, and during a pandemic, it takes on even more importance.
“We are in a moment of difficulty,” she said. “This is stressful. This is different. This is, for many people, traumatic, and we know that storytelling can be beneficial in processing trauma.”