Humans of Minneapolis (“HOM”) connects hearts & minds through storytelling to encourage empathy and build community.

 HOM’s core values include the following:

Connection: We understand the transformative potential of individual human interactions.

Unity: We believe the things we have in common are more powerful than the things that divide us.

Diversity: We appreciate that we all have unique perspectives and consider our differences to be assets.

By tapping the power of storytelling to share first-person narratives, we inspire change on an individual level by expanding the viewer’s understanding of how different people navigate the ups and downs of life. Our goal is a culture in Minneapolis (and beyond) that is more compassionate, open-minded, and inclusive.


There are three branches to our work:

Community engagement: We share diverse personal narratives that build bridges of understanding.

Collaboration: We develop partnerships that harness complementary strengths.

Events: We do talks, teach workshops, and create social spaces that foster meaningful connections.


HOM is not a social services organization, but rather a facilitator of connections. Story subjects who have needs in terms of housing, addiction, mental health, and/or other immediate issues should seek social service organizations that specialize in those areas.