Learning to love ourselves through adversity is probably the bravest thing we can do. *Are you KindaProud of yourself enough to share your story in order to give HOPE to others? Through being brave enough to show our vulnerability, we lower the barriers in others in order that we can truly SEE each other from the heart. This is the only place from which authentic connection happens… ❤
Our Kinda Proud book series aims to decrease stigma, improve wellbeing and influence the saving of lives through providing a more compassionate and positive conceptual framework for emotional distress, and normalising these human experiences.
This project is unique because each Pocket Book of hope has its own KindaProud Rep; a Peer who has personal experience of the theme of that specific book in which they tell their own story and encourage others to join them in doing the same.
What are the main aims and objectives of the Kinda Proud book series?
- To relieve people of the distress associated with transformational crises by offering authentic examples of personal stories and resources to engender hope and initiate recovery.
- To provide opportunities for Volunteers to join a virtual community and work in collaboration with other #EP Peer Reps to create books of empowerment.
- To decrease stigma, improve wellbeing and influence the saving of lives through providing a more compassionate and positive conceptual framework for emotional distress.
- To use all proceeds from book sales to provide free books to hospital wards and mental health facilities throughout the UK and Internationally, in oder to inject hope for someone during their most difficult times
The 4 pocket books currently being created are:
#Emerging Proud through Suicide
#Emerging Proud through NOTES (Non- Ordinary Transcendent Experiences)
# Emerging Proud through disordered eating, body image and low-self-esteem
#Emerging Proud through trauma and abuse
*Do these subjects resonate with your own experience?
Would you like to share your story to give HOPE to others?
(*If you intend to share your story publicly for the first time, please ensure you protect anyone else who may feature with a pseudonym if necessary, and that you have support as it can be a scary experience knowing that we are laying ourselves bare to the world)