Being Human – a journey to #FlipTheNarrative with Elly Chapple

We wanted to bring your attention to an important movement called #FlipTheNarrative, which aims to shift our perspective and promote a more inclusive conversation about humanity.

In our society, there is a tendency to focus on deficits and differences when discussing individuals. However, it is crucial to reframe our thinking and recognise that at our core, we are all human beings who happen to be different. Embracing diversity is an essential part of our shared human experience, and it is time to evolve our understanding.

To delve deeper into this movement and understand its significance, we are excited to announce that Elly Chapple, the Founder of #FlipTheNarrative, joins Dale in today’s episode. Elly will shed light on why it is crucial to flip the narrative, what it truly means to “be human”, and how we can actively participate in this transformative process.

“We can always connect with another person, because in essence we’re the same regardless of whether we’ve got different minds, different bodies, different life experiences. There is always a point of connection.”

Elly Chapple

Understanding and embracing this point of connection can help us build a more inclusive society. By directing our energy away from infighting and division, we can create a space where everyone feels valued and respected.

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Elly Chapple

About Elly Chapple

Elly graduated with honours in Human Resource Management and the Psychology of Human Communication. She has always been fascinated with human communication and behaviour, both verbal and non-verbal. She spent her early career working in businesses, managing, and developing strategy for solutions focused approaches and building and maintaining relationships with clients. 

Elly co-authored with Dr Wendy Thorley and Ruth Whiteside, the book ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs: Why all the fuss?’ in 2019 to bring about including Institutional ACEs. She trains nationally in many spaces, working with well-known charities, and companies, the NHS and colleagues in social care and education. Elly also regularly presents key notes on why we need to #FlipTheNarrative within our whole human space and experience. Elly has campaigned for several years via social media with the hashtag #FlipTheNarrative to change outdated approaches that seek to dehumanise people with perceived ‘differences’. Elly’s drive is to ensure that everyone has a seat at the table, regardless of difference and she shared the story at TEDx NorwichEd. She is currently stepping into the corporate world of business to grow the journey with Being Human. 

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