One sentence of your story might make someone’s day, brighten their future and save their lives. Take a deep breath, be emotional and share with us your journey. Note: Stories and/or secrets can be anonymous or you can choose to share your name, if you feel comfortable to do so. To protect your privacy, we DO NOT collect or use any of your personal information whatsoever. Please feel free to say what you have…Start
Everyone’s life is a story and their quotes are the quintessential summaries of the climaxes in it. They contain not only the emotions but also the most valuable experiences of the writer. Stay cool, put it all together and share with us the quintessences of your life! …Start
One thing we frequently hear from people about telling their story is “where do I start? I have got so many things I can tell and I have no idea which one to pick”. This is absolutely normal and we acknowledge that, in fact, telling our own personal stories can be a challenging task; however, it is also one of the most rewarding and clarifying things we can do for ourselves, and for others – particularly…Start
'My Rainbow Story' is an ongoing community project, raising awareness within society to help others to reflect, learn, and appreciate their own journey through reading other people's stories that affect their lives in many ways. We highly encourage you and others to share your story and you will never know how one sentence of your life story could inspire someone to 'rewrite' their own.
Harbouring a grudge without letting it out can increase resentment and personal conflict. The expression “clearing the air” does exactly that. Once the feelings have been expressed, the person divulging their emotions feels a sense of relief and peace of mind. The right story at the right time, can save someone’s life and everyone’s story matters.
Our aim is to provide a safe space where you can contribute your own story, as a way to inspire, connect, and help others to appreciate their own journey through your sharing. The project offers you the opportunity to express your feelings and thoughts without any fear. You may choose to remain anonymous if you wish and we totally respect your privacy.
All stories will become part of a community exhibition that celebrates our community’s diversity resilience, and strength. We envisage this as an ongoing project, with contributions of individual stories forming the basis of social advocacy initiatives (more support for the community), and eventually the publication of a story book as future resources to benefit our community in many ways. Let’s work together and make our community stronger through this meaningful initiative.
It helps to think about your life as a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Be it a good one or a bad one, every story has a purpose in your life. Writing it down or telling it to someone else can help you impose that organisation on it, help you identify key events, and even help you just rehearse and remember the details in a way that helps you become the author of your own life.
Stories can be very healing and many people benefit from getting the opportunity to pass on their wisdom to others. This can be especially powerful for people who do not always feel that they have the chance to help others. Resilience is strengthened by recognizing that we are all experts in our own lives and we all have something to share with others
The act of sharing your story in some way provides perspective and perhaps a reminder of what’s truly important to you. Telling your story in a big-picture way can help you remember what’s most important to you.
Telling your story can be part of your healing process. People who have found their voice, shared their story, and reaffirmed their values, often find a sense of peace and a hopefulness that they did not have before.
It means a lot for me to be an Aboriginal woman with a strong sense of cultural connection. It’s the foundations of one’s identity. For me as an Aboriginal woman I feel honoured to have the bloodlines running through me that belong to the oldest living culture in the world, and this country should be proud of that...
I remember thinking when I was 25 that the most important thing was just to live life – to travel, to see different things, to experience life ‘in the raw’, to have great loves, read sublime literature, to learn new things, to have memories… My greatest fear was to reach the age of 80 and think: ‘Oh my God, I haven’t actually ‘lived’. Well, nearly a quarter of a century later, I continue to believe ...
What is the biggest regret you have in your life and how has that affected you? If you have another chance, what would you do differently? When I was 15, my grandma passed away and I didn’t know about it. My parents chose not to tell me because I was in the middle of high school entrance examination. They knew it would affect me if I was...
My childhood was one of the worst memories I have in my mind. It started when I was very young, around 5-ish. I could still remember the incident vividly as if it happened yesterday. My sister and I were in the lounge room and she accidentally broke a vase. My father asked who did it and my sister pointed her finger towards me and accused...
Any individuals who are experiencing social oppression, stigmatisation, discrimination, abuse, violence etc.
Individuals living with HIV.
Individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (GLBTIQ).
Individuals who have a drug, alcohol, gambling, or homelessness issue.
Young teenagers or youth.
Anyone in the society regardless of your sexual orientation or circumstances, you are most welcome to share your story with us.