Do you have a story?‏ Share it!


March 21, 2016

 We all have our story — our triumphs, our failures, our happiest moments, our saddest moments. Maybe it’s a story that impacted you so much, that defines who you are, that you can’t not share it. Or maybe it’s a story so personal that you may just not be ready to share it, but you wish you could. This year, you will have a chance to share your story, anonymously, in the first Tales From the Homefront at MIT. Your story can be in any format- an essay, a poem, lyrics, and about anything-something you struggled with, something you’re proud of, or maybe just advice you want to pass along. It can be as long or as short as you want. And as personal as you want. These stories will be reviewed by a select group of students, with all the information kept confidential, and a couple of the stories submitted will be read anonymously at the Tales From the Homefront in late April by selected readers that did not write the stories themselves.

Your story will be anonymous so please submit any story that you would like to share with the rest of campus.
With this event, we will hopefully show each other that we are not alone, that others can understand what we’ve been through, and that we will persevere together. And, most importantly, that “I matter.”
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at alyda@mit.edu with any questions. I hope to see you all at Tales this April!

“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity…” –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it, and give birth to it.”   –Meister Eckhart

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