Survivors’ Truths helps groups of people affected by violence or discrimination who are generally either not seen or seen in a negative light. Our projects are geared toward bringing out the parts of each person’s story that include their knowledge, courage, and other resources that have kept them going. The process of telling their own stories of resilience using various creative media is a powerful tool for individual healing and moving forward.
Survivors’ Truths seeks out and builds relationships with a variety of groups and organizations already working on social justice issues. This brings opportunities to share our strength-oriented media approach in collaborative ways. We work with social service agencies, grassroots groups, and other organizations serving our project participants because they already know the population and can support participants more holistically. Our partnership approach adds value and brings visibility to the amazing work of our partners and builds their capacity to continue to work in this way.
Stories of resilience can inform, inspire, and push for social change. The media we co-create in each project informs others about the difficulties faced by marginalized groups, challenges stereotypes, and presents ways that others can help. Each project includes an advocacy strategy that amplifies the voices of those directly affected in conversations about the issues they face as well as the solutions that are needed.