“Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.”
Ben Okri, author & poet
Few things can inspire us like stories can. Read these stories and feel your heart grow bigger.
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’.
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.
Cultural norms and traditions are beautiful and complex, but in Nellie’s case, they were used as a weapon against her.
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.
By using the skills she learned in the corporate world, Koinonia Baloyi found a way to live out her passion for community development and begin something that is not only changing her community, but her too, for the better.