Facing Stories: Kira Childers Tells Stories with her Camera

Facing Stories: Kira Childers Tells Stories with her Camera

Kira Childers

We're embarking on a new adventure--live video chats via Google Hangout. We're calling the series Facing Stories. We'll face storytelling as we explore techniques, trends, and the power of storytelling. We'll also share the stories and lessons from those who've participated in Facing … [Read more...]

Looking Ahead to 2015

Looking Ahead to 2015

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Last week we shared our 2014 Year in Review and payed homage to our hometown guy David Letterman by doing a top 10 list. To stay with that theme, we want to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2015 in another list of 10, but with short one to two word statements . . . to leave some for the … [Read more...]

2014 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

Facing Books

Since The Facing Project is headquartered in Muncie, Indiana—which happens to be the home of David Letterman—we’ve decided to do a Top 10 Year in Review for 2014. Also, we like to be a little cliché at times. At any rate, here are some highlights from the last year. Top 10 things that happened … [Read more...]

Featured Story: The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

Featured Story: The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

The Serenity Prayer Helps Me

The word drug addict stirs up images of individuals who have hit rock bottom, people who have made bad choices in life, or folks who are so seduced by the sense of a high that they give up everything they love to not have to come back down. Those are the images most of us think about when we hear … [Read more...]

Encounter with child prostitutes leaves activist speechless

Encounter with child prostitutes leaves activist speechless

Facing Sex Trafficking

Community activist Marshall Rancifer won't be silenced. Yet as he tells the story of an encounter with two prostitutes (ages 12 and 14), he's speechless for five seconds in the video below. Five seconds in which you can feel his sadness, anger, and determination. After five second he says, … [Read more...]

Featured Story: A Mother’s Journey to Letting Go

Featured Story: A Mother’s Journey to Letting Go

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We're up to over 400 Facing Stories! So choosing a featured story is getting easier in that we have more to choose from, but more difficult in that we have more to choose from. Make sense or is my brain on Christmas break? Speaking of Christmas . . . it happens to be the favorite holiday of the … [Read more...]

Featured Story of the Week: Finding Life After Death

Featured Story of the Week: Finding Life After Death

Finding Life After Death

A few weeks ago, I lost one of my best friends from college to a plane crash. An immediate rush of pain and sense of helplessness came over me in a way I hadn’t quite known before. For the first time in my adult life, I lost one of the few people who knew the real me—deep down, into-my-soul me. The … [Read more...]

Featured Story of the Week from Facing Hunger & Reflections on a Black Friday Fast

Featured Story of the Week from Facing Hunger & Reflections on a Black Friday Fast

Story of a Hit-and-Run Survivor

On Black Friday I fasted for the first time. After years of consuming the chewy saltiness of leftover turkey and stuffing, this time around I chose not to eat at all. Now, most people associate fasting with religion, but this was not the basis of my fast. I decided to fast in solidarity with my … [Read more...]

A journey of a thousand miles has led us to many communities, and now the path leads us to Ferguson, Missouri

A journey of a thousand miles has led us to many communities, and now the path leads us to Ferguson, Missouri

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Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said, “A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” When we founded The Facing Project in 2013, we weren’t sure if our initial steps would even get us a mile. But through determination they have, and so many people joined us on The Facing Project journey that … [Read more...]

Building Character: Featured Story from McPherson’s Facing Poverty

Building Character: Featured Story from McPherson’s Facing Poverty

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Poverty is the first thing the Facing Project faced. And for me personally, it was the first local issue I had ever faced. I had traveled around the world collecting stories about global poverty. I had an idea what it was like to be a Bangladeshi garment worker trying to make ends meet, or a slum … [Read more...]

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