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Facing Project Volunteers

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Volunteers

Facing Project Stories Shared

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Stories Shared

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The woman on the treadmill A reminder to love yourself and your body

A college student, decides that self-love is more important than letting other people define her worth on Episode 7 of The Facing Project. The stats: 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape. Unfortunately, only 5% of women naturally possess the body type often portrayed […]

Man with disabilities shares thoughts on happiness and frustrations His darkness was living with the choices of others, rather than his own

Shannon Brown is diagnosed with autism and bi-polar disorder. On Episode 7 of The Facing Project Shannon shares his inner thoughts and how listening to him and allowing him to make choices has improved his life. The Storyteller: Shannon Brown The Story: Chasing the Sunset A man with autism and bi-polar disorder gives a peek inside […]

What difference can a story make? Our co-founder Kelsey Timmerman explores the impact of a story

(Kelsey researching his book in Kenya. Photo by Kelly Campbell of the Village Experience.) I sent my friend, Rozy, in Nairobi $200. She was able to enroll in college. $200 = college I sent my friend Collins in Kenya $15. He sent me a note that he’d be able to eat for the month and […]

Love shouldn’t hurt 1 in 3 women will be sexually assaulted

Think about the mothers, daughters, aunts, and friends in your life as you read this stat from the CDC: The Stat: “1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual violence involving physical contact at some point in their lives. Statistics underestimate the problem because many victims do not tell the police, […]

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When LGBTQ Teens Are Rejected By Their Families Dear Mom and Dad, I'm gay...

What happens when LGBTQ teens are rejected by their families? According to The Trevor Project: The Stats: LGBTQ Youth “LGBTQ youth make up 40% of the overall homeless population, and these teens are 8 times more likely to commit suicide than their straight counterparts.”   The Story: Dear Mom & Dad A statistic can never […]