Chris Hartstein and Leland Brigham met during the 2016 election season during an NVC workshop. They soon realized they had a shared vision of bringing the powerful work of Marshall Rosenberg to a young audience. Their first effort involved showing teens how people can engage in civil dialogue while holding vastly different opinions. They quickly partnered on An Inside Story to reach an even younger audience. Chris credits the practice of NVC with transforming her troubled relationship with her teen daughter. Leland, a teen himself, hopes to spread the principles of nonviolent communication so that all may empower themselves toward better relationships, communication, and understanding.