INSPIRE WOMEN: STRENGTH IN STORYTELLING.
This project, part of the Change Your Mind anti-stigma campaign, showcases the amazing work created by a special group of women from Inspire as they tell their stories of strength, struggle, recovery and hope.
Using photography , creative writing and storytelling through conversations, they share a unique and personal insight into the lives of women living with mental ill health or addictions in Northern Ireland today. Some of the women are comfortable with using their own names but most have enjoyed the freedom that anonymity has given them to share their stories. In the conversations part of the project the stories have come directly from the women and are recreated by wonderfully talented actors. This project is all about telling the stories of women’s lives without shame or stigma.
Some of the stories, particularly in the conversations section, refer to suicide, abuse, addiction and racism. If these issues are upsetting or triggering for you please be aware that help and support is available. If you are in immediate distress or despair Lifeline is there for you 24/7 on 0808 808 8000.
You can view all the creative pieces created by the inspiration participants on the Inspire Wellbeing website.