Featured story of the week: All I Can Give

Featured story of the week: All I Can Give

Facing Books

Haley’s story from Facing Autism is the featured story this week. Haley reminds us all to see the beauty and value in everything. Her busy life is full of love for her family and she explains how each of her children are unique gifts. The world sees my sons as different and to other people that … [Read more...]

Sharing Stories

Sharing Stories

Facing Books

I’ve been working with the Facing Project for 4 months now. In those few months, I have had the opportunity to share my experience and the happenings of the Facing Project with various people. My friends, family, and colleagues have virtually shared the same reaction over the projects: Excitement. … [Read more...]

Featured Story of the Week: I’m Empowered

Featured Story of the Week: I’m Empowered

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A pharmacist has changed how she operates behind the counter. A teen broke the cycle and finds peace through her poetry. A man lost everything important to him but rebuilt his life through God. Their common thread: addiction. Eleven stories of survival, hope, and rebirth are showcased in the … [Read more...]

Featured story of the week: Pay Attention

Featured story of the week: Pay Attention

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We shared yesterday how important Carter's story was to the Facing Autism project. For this reason, we are making it the featured story for the week. Carter is facing autism personally and we like his story because it gives us a glimpse of what it’s like living with autism. Carter tells of his … [Read more...]

An inside look at autism: Carter’s white box of thoughts & feelings

An inside look at autism: Carter’s white box of thoughts & feelings

Facing Books

The Facing Project is a community storytelling project that connects people through stories to strengthen communities. Each project matches a community's writers with individuals facing a certain topic, and the writer writes as if they are that individual, in the first person. If you'd like to be a … [Read more...]

Feature Story of the Week: We Are All the Same

Feature Story of the Week: We Are All the Same

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Amber's story is a tale of hardship and challenges. As she grows up in a poor household, she begins to recognize the differences between her family and others. Through a church Amber's family was given something invaluable: Love. Now at 26, she does the same for others facing similar stories as her … [Read more...]

Featured Story of the Week: This is my Son

Featured Story of the Week: This is my Son

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This week's story comes from Facing Autism in Muncie, Indiana. Belinda is a mother, wife, and fighter. Her fight has evolved from her son, Gabe, to helping others in her community. After coming to a point in the 2000s when she needed answers for her questions about autism, Belinda started a … [Read more...]

Writers: Join a Nationwide Storytelling Project

Writers: Join a Nationwide Storytelling Project

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The Facing Project connects people through stories to strengthen communities -- AND WE WANT YOU TO BE  A PART OF THE STORY! From autism to homelessness to human trafficking, writers across the country are organizing projects, using their talents for good, and turning stories into sleeping bag … [Read more...]

Featured Story of the Week: “An Unfairy Tale”

Featured Story of the Week: “An Unfairy Tale”

Facing Homelessness

This is a powerful story because of the emotional and physical pain the storyteller goes through. Particularly, the story details Alicia’s journey through family struggles and financial debt, enviably rendering her homeless. Not only had I lost my father figure, my nuclear family, and my college … [Read more...]

Featured Story: “Southern Hospitality and Love,” from Facing HOPE in Rome, Georgia

Featured Story: “Southern Hospitality and Love,” from Facing HOPE in Rome, Georgia

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This week's featured story comes from Facing HOPE in Rome Georgia. Told to writer Abbi Strawn, Southern Hospitality and Love is a story about the struggle of survival and breaking the chains of abuse. The storyteller shared her journey from child abuse victim to drug abuser to overcoming domestic … [Read more...]