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Facing Project Stories Shared

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Stories Shared

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Pride Stories Celebrate pride month with 2 free books of stories

We’re celebrating Pride Month with stories from those in the LGBTQ+ community who have shared with us. They were ready to share, and by sharing, their stories can help others. To read more of their stories, we have two books you can download: Wittenberg’s Facing Intolerance book Muncie’s Facing Pride book If you’d like to […]

When the Bomb Went Off Forced from her home as a child by nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, Mary share's her story

Can you find the Marshall Islands on a map? Did you know that from 1946 to 1958, the United States dropped 67 bombs on the islands? The combined explosive power of the bombs if spread out equalled 1.6 Hiroshima-size explosions each day . . . for 12 years.  In Episode 9 of The Facing Project […]

Father’s vulnerability gives him strength to face the unimaginable The best and worst days of Brad Daugherty's life

Sometimes the day-to-day of our lives can feel repetitive. We go through motions, live the routine, taking for granted the “normality” of it all. But then sometimes a bomb gets dropped on our lives and in an instant everything changes. In Episode 9 of The Facing Project Show we hear from two storytellers. One a woman […]

Difference is not a problem, it’s a strength A man comes out late in life

Diversity makes our communities stronger, more colorful, more interesting, more adaptable places to live.  But to fully appreciate those who are different than us, we have to be near them. Are you spending time with people who are different than you? The theme of Episode 8 of The Facing Project Show is “Empathy and Proximity.” Sometimes we […]

Please don’t ask what’s wrong with my child? A mother shares how her austic child is different, not less.

A mom asks people to see her daughter with autism for who she is on Episode 8 of The Facing Project.   The stats: According to the CDC 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism. Ask Dana’s Story As told to Clarissa Bowers from Facing Autism in Muncie, Indiana –Performed by Melinda Messineo Ask. Ask […]