About Kinda Proud: 

 One of the main mantras of the #Emerging Proud 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 ‘#Emerging Proud’. 

KindaProud empowers passionate Peers to tell their stories and be validated in doing so by a growing community that values authenticity, vulnerability, equality and honouring of differences. This helps build confidence and reciprocity of support. The project is empowering Peers to bravely speak out, own their story, and in doing so offer HOPE of not just recovery, but transformation to themselves and others. 

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.

Each Pocket Book has its own KindaProud Rep; a Peer who has personal experience of the theme of that specific book; these are the first 4 books currently being created;

#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? Here’s how…

 Nicole Gruel

For Nicole’s KindaProud book, #EmergingProud through NOTES

Please contact us here 


For Amy’s KindaProud book:

#EmergingProud through disordered eating, body image and low self-esteem

Please contact Amy at:





For Mandy’s KindaProud book:  #EmergingProud through Trauma and Abuse 

Please contact Mandy at:





For Kelly’s KindaProud book:  #EmergingProud through Suicide

Please contact Kelly at:





And with special thanks also to our KindaProud Creative Editor Volunteer Ash, who will be advising on style and supporting the books compilations, alongside Mandy. What a team! ❤


Thank to you all of the brave Souls who have, and will, #Emerge Proud with your stories in support of the transformation of others; we deeply respect and honour you all ❤

This project has been made possible by the kind sponsorship of The Missing Kind Charity to whom we are eternally grateful… The-Missing-Kind-Logo-120px