I’ve been a storyteller since before I could read or write. Among my first reads were many folktales from many cultures. Not the cleaned up Disney versions, but the original teaching tales with simple lessons like don’t go out into the forest at night or you’ll be eaten and this is poisonous, etc. That’s why when I saw this TEDx talk, it resonated so well with me, well enough, I wanted to share it with you. The talk itself demonstrates not just the importance of fantasy, of stories used to teach or inform as much as to entertain, but also storytelling itself.