YOU KNOW MY NAME, BUT DO YOU KNOW MY STORY?

Stories connect people. They help break down suspicion and build understanding. Until we know each other’s stories we can never fully trust each other. What’s your story?

 

 

 

 

 

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Go beyond the #hashtag with the power of story

Making your voice heard online is good. Making a difference offline is better. Stories shape the way we see the world.

 

 

 

 

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I hated being the dark one

Growing up with a dark complexion caused a lot of teasing and pain for Zama. She shares her story of overcoming discrimination and discovering her beauty..

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Reconciliation takes commitment

Reconciliation takes commitment

For many people, we spend most of our time at work with our colleagues, something which can be difficult if we have not made the effort to get to know them beyond their ‘professional clothes’.

I did not want to be a statistic

I did not want to be a statistic

“I’ve got to make the decision, do I want to be a statistic, or do I want to be there for my girls?”
Tracy and her daughters share their courageous story of leaving a home filled with abuse and violence.

David’s Love Letter

David’s Love Letter

His only connection to his birth mother is a letter, two pieces of gold jewellery, and a teddy bear. Now he wants to know more about the mother who gave him up for adoption as a baby.

Defying culture

Defying culture

Cultural norms and traditions are beautiful and complex, but in Nellie’s case, they were used as a weapon against her.

I was born into it

I was born into it

From the moment he was born, Judge Albie Sachs’ path as a revolutionary was set. He was named after Albert Nzula, an activist and writer.

Depression made me feel weak

Depression made me feel weak

For many people who battle depression, suicidal thoughts are a part of daily life. When Anela’s depression became more sever, she thought that suicide was the only option. She recounts the story of how it brought her to a halt, and how, eventually, she survived.