“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou
A friend recently told me, “I’m just realizing I have a story to tell.” I think a lot of people overlook their own stories, thinking they are ordinary, insignificant, or uninteresting. I would like to help change that.
I feel that, despite its hunger for “unheard stories”, the media is still deaf to many important voices.
Often these unheard voices are labelled and boxed: Women. Minorities. People with disabilities.
I’d like to start from the human again.
For me, the truly unheard voice is one that knows suffering, is honest about it, but goes beyond it. These individuals know rejection, life on the “margins.” And yet they seek reciprocity, dialogue – even with those they fear or mistrust.
Their stories speak to connection and complexity, but in clear, straightforward language. They are nuanced, gentle, and original.
Humans will always need storytellers. But I think we need something different as well.
We need “story-kindlers”, people who encourage others to share and speak, knowing their stories will be respected and heard.
This page/project is still in development, so new information and stories will appear as it evolves. Thank you for your interest and patience.