Unsilence educational content is rooted in the firsthand experiences of individuals from different communities and perspectives. To shed light on hidden stories of social injustice and human rights, Unsilence is looking for real stories across many themes, told from many points of view. We use these stories to create compelling learning tracks for schools and communities.
we're looking for stories about
◆Injustice, violence, and discrimination ◆Personal resilience and survivorship ◆Witnessing injustice ◆Contributing to injustice and reconciliation ◆Diversity of lived experiences
examples of Unsilence themes
◆Transgender rights and experiences * ◆Lack of access to medical care * ◆Mental health and suicide * ◆Sexual violence and rape ◆Refugees and asylum ◆Mass incarceration ◆Lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights ◆Girls’ and women’s rights ◆Disability rights ◆Racism and xenophobia …and other issues of human rights and social justice
Unsilence is currently accepting stories across many themes. *We're especially interested in your story if it's connected to ourUnsilence learning tracks currently in development.
As you write your story, feel free to use some or all of the following guiding questions: ◆What did you experience? What did you witness? ◆How did your responses to your experiences, including emotional responses, change over time? ◆Did you ever feel silenced? If so, what prevented you from talking to others about your experiences? ◆Is this the first time you've shared your story? If so, how does it feel? ◆Have you shared your story before now? If so, what helped you talk about your experiences? ◆How did your experiences change you? What did you learn? What in society needs to change?
At Unsilence, we know that telling your hidden story of injustice can be extremely difficult. While we cannot provide direct support and services, we do recommend a number of excellent resources and helplines that support individuals with a range of issues, including grief, mental health, domestic violence, trafficking, suicide, homelessness, and discrimination.