KindaProud

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About Kinda Proud:  

Innovative book series: Personal stories 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 #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 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 case 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 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

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

Each Pocket Book has its own KindaProud Rep; a Peer who has personal experience of the theme of that specific book…

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 

AmyWoods

For Amy’s KindaProud book:

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

Please contact Amy at: info@soul-shine.org.uk

 

 

MandyHorne

 

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

Please contact Mandy at: ambrieleve@gmail.com

 

 

Kelly-Michelle-Walsh

 

For Kelly’s KindaProud book:  #EmergingProud through Suicide

Please contact Kelly at: kelly@positivityprincess.com

 

 

 

 

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! ❤

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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

See the inspiring stories for each book shared so far by clicking on the links below:

#Emerging Proud through Suicide

Introducing our KindaProud Rep for the #Emerging through Suicide Pocket Book of Hope and Transformation; Kelly Walsh

A little voice and a listening ear was all it took to turn Pete’s life around…

His brother’s tragic death led Steve to almost take his own life; now he rises strong in support of providing hope to others

It took a complete suicidal breakdown for Bev to “TRUST” in the divinity of her Higher Self

A moment of clarity and guidance from her spirit guides helped Nicki escape from suicidal despair

Dee tells us how a tragedy in her life led to her creating positive change

Bobbi has used her trauma as a catalyst for positive change; “I want my pain to have a purpose; my mess to have a message.”  

Andy from Massachusetts, US, realised that everything could be healed, but only once he was willing to be healed. The bravest thing he did was to be open to asking for, and receiving help and support.

Katherine quite rightly says; “this word ‘suicide’ is not something to be feared, rather one that we could understand more deeply.”

#Emerging Proud through NOTEs (Non- Ordinary Transcendent Experiences)

Introducing our KindaProud Rep for the #EmergingProud through ‘NOTES’ Pocket Book of Hope and Transformation

Melanie is KindaProud of her NOTE transformation!

NDE aged 4 has led to a lifetime of study; make the so called ‘paranormal’ normal

Julia from Slovakia #Emerges Proud to tell us about the transformative power of her ‘NOTE’

Wendy is KindaProud of the wisdom of her body following a near death experience

When Rohini had been squeezed under too much life pressure, it allowed her Star Self to be born

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

Introducing our KindaProud Rep for the #EmergingProud through disordered eating, body image and low self-esteem Pocket Book of Hope and Transformation.

Kathleen Donhardt #Emerges Proud to freely speak her beautifully real TRUTH

Serena from Norfolk tells us how it took coming close to death to #Emerge as a new woman

My story; Sally Collins from Swanton Morley, Nr Norwich

Kam is KindaProud that she overcame her eating disorder and now helps others

Jenny shares a bit more of her #emergence journey to integration

Ivy tells us how her physicality became linked to her emotional environment, and how she now recognises the ‘void within’ as a sacred space to be honoured

#Emerging Proud through trauma and abuse

Introducing our KindaProud Rep for the #EmergingProud through Trauma and Abuse Pocket Book of Hope and Transformation

Introducing our KindaProud Creative Editor Book Rep!

Sue bravely shares her ‘blooming’ inspirational journey through trauma and abuse to spreading seeds of Warrior hope to others.

#EmergingProud through domestic abuse

Johnny is KindaProud that he was brave enough to ask for help, as talking has helped him onto his recovery journey

Abuse, spiritual emergence and mindfulness; John’s #mindfullyMad journey makes him KindaProud