We all tell stories, whether we know it or not. They don’t have to be written in a book; they can be every day life stories. When you tell your friend about a trip you took down the town that’s a story too. Every story has value.
Have a look at our stories below. We’d also love to hear your story, told in whatever way inspires you – find out more by reading our guidelines.
We will use trigger warnings when our Editing Panel feel it is appropriate, and you can use the filter to take these stories out. If you feel affected by the content of any of the stories please click here.
Jess Gibson: Creativity and why different perspectives matter – An interview with comedian and performer Tommi Bryson
Creative Content Producer, Jess Gibson, met with Tommi Bryson who is a comedian and performer. This interview sheds light on why different perspectives matter and tells us about Tommi Bryson's solo show 'A Princess Could Work'.
Jack reflects on the experience of being ‘outed’ as living with anxiety and sees connections to father-son relations in the form of role modelling.
Ruth Durkin describes her life with bipolar and the impact that a correct diagnosis had on her treatment and behaviour. She describes, too, how changes in perceptions - her self-perception and others’ perceptions of her - have accompanied the change in the name of her condition. Trigger warning: references to self-injury
Leon Taylor is a former silver medal-winning Olympic diver who participated at 3 Olympic Games and was a member of the Great Britain team for 16 years. He has since been a mentor to Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes, a BBC commentator and is a speaker on TEDX Talks about mental health and wellness (relaying his own experiences). Ruth, one of our volunteer Creative Content Producers, went to interview him.
Jess Gibson asked the women at Together Women Project what they thought about role models, who do they look up to and what makes a good role model to them? The following report is a mixture of responses from many of the women; here is what she found out…