STORIES MATTER

Reny
Posted January 19, 2019 from Cameroon
Flyer for the storytelling competition (1/1)

When I joined WorldPulse  and started sharing my stories, I realised how many people were going or had gone through same experience. The feedback I got each time I posted a story, gave me hope that my voice is being heard. I then realised that, no matter how small the story might seem, it matters.  Stories matter and if well told,  stories can go a long way in advocating for gender equality,  peace, justice, strong institutions and fight against hate speech. 

so I decided to create ARM TALKS , a storytelling platform where people around my community can tell their stories that no one knows about and make their voices count in fuelling positive change . 

Yesterday,  my team and I launched the storytelling project and we will be starting in March with a storytelling competition . Entry is currently open for the competition. 

A lot goes untold around us but if we can have more platforms through which different communities can reach out to the world with their stories,  then we are sure of making progress towards sustainable development.  

if you are in Cameroon, you can register to participate. See link below

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11X8snwptkxZvQ7pI7j2bi9rBDG265XXBtaw9wtB...

 

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jlanghus
Jan 20
Jan 20

Hi Reny,

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Do you have any social pages to share, to spread the word, and how often to plan on having competitions and/or events? You may want to share this on the "Resources" page as well so that more members hear about it.

Hope you're having a great day!

Reny
Jan 20
Jan 20

Hi J.
for now we have just the Facebook page. I'll share here. How do I share on the "Resources" page please ?
we plan to have the storytelling event once every two months in different cities in Cameroon. But the competition phaaw will run once a year.
Hope I answered well.

jlanghus
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hi Reny,

What is your FB page? This is the WP "Resources" page for you to share the event on there, too:
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/my-pulse/resources

That's great that you plan on doing an event every couple of months and in different cities.

Hope you're having a great day!?

Ngala Nadege
Jan 20
Jan 20

Waow ,awesome initiative. Thank you

Reny
Jan 20
Jan 20
Ngala Nadege
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hello dear Reny
Yes ! I registered.

Marie Abanga
Jan 21
Jan 21

Dear Reny,

Nice to meet you here. What a great initiative. I am registering right now.
Cheers, Marie Douala

Reny
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hi Marie. I have seen your registration. I'm glad to have you on board. looking forward to seeing you soon.
cheers

Dawn Arteaga
Jan 22
Jan 22

Good for you! What a great initiative. The world can only be blessed by more stories shared openly and honestly!

Reny
Jan 23
Jan 23

Thank you dear.
that's right we need more people to open up and tell their stories.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Reny,
Well done. This is huge my dear. If we have more platforms like this and Arm talks we can have many women speak out and become better persons.
May the Almighty continue to bless you.

Reny
Jan 27
Jan 27

Thank you Anita.
A lot goes untold around us and we must help people speak out because every story matters and their voices count

Sophie Ngassa
Jan 30
Jan 30

Dear Reny, our voices matter. Everyone's voice is unique. Congrats for your great project. It's going to help our youths to share inspiring stories to change lives.

Reny
Feb 02
Feb 02

Hi Sophie. sorry for the late reply.
Yes sister, everyone's side of the story matters.
Hope to meet you soon.
where do you reside in Cameroon ?

Tarke Edith
Jan 31
Jan 31

Hi Rent
Your experience is just like mine when l jion this platform sister our life is not still desame since we know world pulse thanks for sharing and keep up with the work you are doing

Reny
Feb 02
Feb 02

Great Edith, glad to hear from you.
Hope we meet soon in Cameroon

ARREY - ECHI
Feb 01
Feb 01

Hello Reny,

Congratulations for the beautiful idea of ARM TALKS.
You are right. We need to tell our stories to encourage alot of things. If we do not tell our stories, others will tell it for us and probably wrongly too.
Wish you the best as you press forward to impact through story telling.

Reny
Feb 02
Feb 02

Thank you sister Arrey.
I look forward to working with you.

Obisakin Busayo
Feb 02
Feb 02

Great Initiative! Well done my sister, telling our story has a way of reducing the burden in our heart. Thank you extending this to the people in your community.
Love
Busayo

Reny
Feb 02
Feb 02

Thank you sister Busayo. Stories matter. we have to bring more people to speak up and share their experiences.
Hope you can be able to host ARM TALKS storytelling Forum one day in your country.we can arrange for that you know.