I would say that countering the stereotypes with stories and images is extremely powerful.
You're absolutely right. We all have preconceived notions and biases about others. It's hard and it takes effort to overcome them. I have to say if we look around the world, in my opinion, we find Canadians to be one of the best when it comes to dealing with that and recognizing that yes, we do have an issue that we have to overcome as individuals when we're battling with these stereotypes or biases.
In my view there's nothing more powerful than stories and images that show things that totally shatter stereotypes, because those are the types of things that people look at and say, “I always thought such and such group to be like this, but it appears maybe they're not. Maybe I was wrong.” That's how we get onto the path of self-reflection and exploration.