My passion for story creation and its connection to my future

By Hannah Poggi
November 9, 2021


This is me shooting at a football game for a story I created. Photo by Hannah Poggi

Storytelling and story creation have always been interesting and powerful to me. It is a way to share a story that could inspire, connect and influence others and it led me to realize what career I would like to pursue in the future.  

My love for storytelling sparked during high school. I saw the beauty of storytelling and how it impacted people around me. During my junior and senior years at Springfield high school, I took classes in video production and documentary/film. Through those years, I learned about the different techniques of story creation and how to produce an emotional and heart-grabbing piece. I felt passionate about informing people about different topics or stories that I felt needed to be heard.

Some of the stories I created in those classes involved important global issues. I know for me, it is more appealing to watch a video than to read a long lengthy page. When watching a visual story, you can instantly feel the emotion and relate to people’s experiences. Storytelling is highly beneficial to others because it is an opportunity to listen to others’ struggles and apply their life lessons to our own.

Continuing my enthusiasm for story creation and storytelling, there are courses that I have taken/am taking at Cabrini that are expanding my knowledge on how to become a better storyteller. Two classes that I have enjoyed so far are my video production class and my multimedia story creation class. In video production, we got to share a sentimental piece. The story I produced was about my dad’s tragic injury that ultimately ended his police career. This piece was on the heavier emotional side and you could tell people felt moved after watching it. I felt proud after piecing together this story because I got to show my dad’s pain and hurt, while also giving others the chance to possibly relate to or know someone who went through a similar experience. 

Creating stories are powerful and meaningful. Photo by

A second story that I produced was in my multimedia story creation class. In this story, I had the chance to interview a high school cheerleader and how she was inspired to become a cheerleader and the pressures and stress that weigh on her. This was a narrative that I believe excited my audience because you got to see an inside look at what it’s like to be a cheerleader and how serious cheer can be, which many may not have known. 

Christine Hennebury, writer for CBC, said, “The act of storytelling, a person sharing a story with a listener, is a very basic human connection and it reminds us of how we are part of something enduring, something much bigger than ourselves.” Storytelling is something that we all do daily, whether we realize it or not. For example, you come home from a long tiring day and sit down with a friend and debrief what happened to you during the day usually including the good and the bad. 

I want to pursue a career as a broadcast journalist. Photo by Hannah Poggi

But how will I take story creation and storytelling with me in the future? A career that I would like to seek in the future is becoming a broadcast journalist. So you are probably wondering how I will tie story creation into this. Well, broadcast journalists’ jobs are to conduct interviews and write up reports to broadcast news and stories to the world. The relation between story creation and broadcast journalism is complementary in the way that it is their job to share important stories, incidents and events publicly. Many of the stories shared are emotional and grab the viewer’s attention. 

Storytelling and story creation is something that I will always take appreciation to and I hope to continue to grow and expand my knowledge as well as create more stories for people to view in the future.

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Hannah Poggi

Hey everyone! I’m Hannah and I am the Lifestyles Editor for the Loquitur. Writing has always been something I am passionate about. Being able to write stories with meaning is so powerful and has the chance to move others in ways that are unimaginable. What do I like to write and report on, you may ask? Well, I enjoy reporting on big news that is pouring out in the media. Popular topics are something that seems to get far more attention than may be needed in some cases and it has a good way of luring people in. Aside from writing, I am also interested in a career in broadcast journalism. To be on the news and TV one day has been a lifelong dream of mine. I am fascinated with reporting and being on air in a studio. I hope to seek internships in the future that involve those aspects. Besides the Loquitur, I am also a part of Cavalier Radio. I have my own radio show where I talk about pop culture, fun relatable stories, TV shows, and many more! A little bit more about me, I love spending quality time with my friends and family, and keeping myself surrounded by positive and motivated people makes me feel whole.

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