What is the Stories Project?
The voices of queer youth are often silenced by unsafe situations. MSSC is working to make these voices heard through The Stories Project. Funded by the University of Michigan School of Social Work and the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, MSSC collects stories in all media formats from LGBT youth and allies. The stories are used in advocacy work to help policy makers relate to youth experiences.
Submit your story
Just type and send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to submit your story please keep a few things in mind:
- Keep it quick. Sometimes the shorter the story the better. Since these are written, we want people to read through them but if it is too long people might move on the next one.
- It should be for all ages. We know there are some really good stories out there, but when submitting your stories do not use graphic details or language which might take away from what you’re trying to say.
- Allies are welcome. You don’t have to identify as queer, lesbian, gay or non-heterosexual to post your story. If you’re a parent, teacher, friend, or other ally please let us know about your experiences. We want this project to continue moving Mississippi forward and allies play a huge role in that.
- Talk about Mississippi. While we would love to hear from all youth, the focus of this project is to share the experiences of growing up, living, or working in Mississippi as a queer or ally -identified person. Even if you’ve moved away, let us know why you moved and your experiences both in the state and out of the state.