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.

 

 

 

 

WHY STORY MATTERS

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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Arlene’s triumph over tragedy

Arlene’s triumph over tragedy

Arlene August tragically lost both parents as a teenager – a loss that impacted her even more after she got married.

Sharing her story with her husband taught her acceptance, and gave her hope. This is their story. https://youtu.be/b9T63_rWta4

Black Twitter found my father in 24hours

Black Twitter found my father in 24hours

Sara-Jayne King tells us about how her mother gave her up for adoption in England and upon her return to South Africa, told everyone she was dead. She also tells us how Black Twitter helped her find her biological father in twenty-four hours.

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.

You have to move on

Telling your story of forgiveness can help you gain freedom and move on with your life – even when the tragedy you have faced is too huge for words. Brenda Heinrich recounts the story of her family’s murder.