For years, whenever I’ve heard the latest results that West Virginia is the most miserable state, or that one of our counties is the most unhappy in the nation, the first thing that comes to my mind is: “wait, but I live here and I’m not miserable.”
“And none of the dozens of people I know and work with everyday are miserable either. They’re all optimistic, creative, passionate and empowered people doing cool things. Who, exactly, are these survey people talking to?”
That’s the world The Hub inhabits. Optimism. Creativity. Passion. Empowerment. And we are seeing this world expand to include more West Virginians – local or imported – every day.
It’s why we decided this year to launch New Story: Changing the Narrative in West Virginia.
In partnership with our friends at WVU’s Reed College of Media, we are throwing a shindig of great storytellers – communicators, journalists, bloggers and savvy citizens who are changing the public perception of what’s happening in West Virginia.
Already, some of West Virginia’s most creative media and communications innovators have signed up. Here’s just a few featured participants.
If you’re interested, get involved. Check out the landing page at: newstorywv.splashthat.com. RSVP, and, better yet, tell your friends.
Good times await.