About Kinda Proud:
An innovative ‘Pocket Books of Hope and Transformation’ series, these personal stories are aimed at providing hope and encouraging us to re-think mental distress as a potential catalyst for positive change.
One of the main mantras of the #EmergingProud campaign is that by working together we can change the world; that we need to BE the change we wish to see in the world. This project aims to create a series of ‘Pocket Books of Hope and Transformation’ for people experiencing different themes of mental distress, under the umbrella of the anti- stigma social movement #EmergingProud.
Kinda Proud empowers passionate Peers to tell their stories and be validated in doing so by a growing community that values authenticity, vulnerability and reduces stigma and shame. This helps build confidence and connection. Our project is empowering Peers to bravely speak out, proudly owning their story, and letting their voices be heard, in many cases for the first time.
The main aim of our Kinda Proud book series is to decrease stigma, improve wellbeing and influence the saving of lives through providing a more compassionate and positive conceptual framework for emotional distress.
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. Our first 4 books in the series are;
#Emerging Proud Through NOTES (Non- Ordinary Transcendent Experiences) – published on 12thMay 2019
# Emerging Proud Through Disordered Eating, Body Image and Low-Self-Esteem – published on 12th July 2019
#Emerging Proud Through Suicide – published on 10th Sept 2019
#Emerging Proud Through Trauma and Abuse – published on 10th Oct 2019
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 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 order to inject much–needed hope for someone during their most difficult times
Evidence shows us the transformative power of story-sharing. Join us to find out why.
Our 5th Pocket Book is now being gestated! The theme for this little whopper is;
#Emerging Proud through Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Watch the blog for updates and news on when it will be published in 2020.