creating a more understanding and empathetic world through stories that inspire action

Facing Project Books Distributed

20,000

Books Distributed

Facing Project Communities

75+

Communities

Facing Project Volunteers

7,500+

Volunteers

Facing Project Stories Shared

1,500+

Stories Shared

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Call for Submissions: the 2023 Empathy Prize for Nonfiction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2021CONTACT: Kelsey Timmerman, Senior Editor, The Facing Project Press – press@facingproject.com The Facing Project Press has opened submissions for its 2023 Empathy Prize for Nonfiction. Established in 2021 with the publication of J.R. Jamison’s memoir, HILLBILLY QUEER, The Empathy Prize for Nonfiction will be awarded biennially for a book-length work […]

Facing Intermission: Stopping the Show & Resetting the Stage

My name is Sarah Connolly. I’m the editor of the Facing Intermission Project. I moved to New York City to pursue a career in theatre and like millions of arts workers, from actors to lighting designers to ushers, in March of 2020, I lost my job. People have given their entire professional lives to an […]

Facing Food Allergies

Hi! My name is Serene Puri. I’m the editor of the Facing Food Allergies project. Whether you have allergies like mine, a relative or friend who does, or are a medical professional who helps those who do, I hope you’ll consider sharing your story. You can also support this project by donating toward the publication […]

Alone Together: Contribute to our new book

People connect through stories. Yet during this time of global pandemic and self-isolation, you may feel alone. We are all in this together and each of us has a story to share, and each of us can find hope and understanding through the stories of others. This is precisely why we are launching a new […]

2019 Storytellers Concert A recap of an amazing night of songs & stories

Our Storytellers Concert was a perfect reminder of the power of stories to connect and inspire. If you weren’t there, you missed out, and no post could make up for that. But you can watch a pretty special video from the concert and read the stories that were performed. Chandra Ford performed Beth Leavell-Davis’s story, […]