This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book provides an autobiographical reflection of a community arts-based practitioner working mainly in community, and then, later, educational settings. It shows about the ways that digital storytelling has become a global movement, spanning sectors and approaches, but sharing a common commitment to ethics and activism. Everyone comments how, in the middle of a crisis, people rise to perform their best selves. They gather in solidarity, selflessly, with genuine compassion. They lift each other up off the ground, stand between the vulnerable and that which threatens. They awaken the spirit of human dignity. The most respectful and kind, supportive and encouraging, the most decent, person they can be. It is the precondition of success in a workshop environment, in any teaching environment.