Share. Create. Heal. Discover.

 

Read stories shared by folks from many walks of life and with many experience.

The categories below have links in the descriptions if you’re looking for specific topics. Otherwise, feel free to just visit the stories tab and read the stories starting with the most recent one!

 
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Mental Health

The mental health stories have been shared by folks struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Bipolar Depression, Suicide/Ideation, Self-Harm, and grief/loss. Some of whom are using therapy, and some who are practicing self-love.

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Addiction & Recovery

These stories have been shared by folks who have struggled with alcohol and/or drugs; or those who have been impacted by someone who has - including stories of drunk driving and overdose. You can also find stories about folks who identify as straight edge here.

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Violence

These stories have been shared by folks who have experienced violence in various forms. Read stories about domestic violence, gun violence, home invasion, bullying, and physical and emotional abuse

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Ability & Chronic Illness

These stories have been shared by folks whose physical or mental ability has been an important part of their life experience, or by a loved one of someone who has. Stories cover autism, chronic illness, HIV, cancer, Alzheimer’s, M.S., diabetes, endometriosis, and more.

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Tattoo Stories

These stories come from folks with meaningful tattoos that wanted to share the stories behind them.

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Music & Performing Arts

There are many forms that the arts can help us heal. Here are some of the stories about music, dance, and other performing arts.

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Sexual Assault

The sexual assault stories have been shared by folks who are survivors of sexual violence. Please take care reading these stories if you are a survivor yourself.

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LGBTQ+

The LGBTQ+ stories have been shared by folks who find that their sexuality and gender-identity have been an important part of their existence. Read stories about queer, trans/gender-nonconforming, and QPOC folks and experiences coming out.

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Race & Ethnicity

These stories have been shared by folks whose identity as a person of color has been an integral piece of their identity and life experience. Read stories about Black identity, Latinx identity, and experiences with racism.

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Body Image

These stories have been shared by folks who struggle with body image, including eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and over-exercising/dieting.

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Relationships & Family

These stories have been shared by those whose experiences with relationships or family have shaped them, including stories of adoption, postpartum depression and more.

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Activism & Education

The newest addition to Art of Survival is a series of posts focused on activism, education/student affairs, and social justice.