Stay Awhile Project
The Stay Awhile Project started life as a writing contest. A call to arms to submit your stories of depression, strife, hope, and inspiration. We didn't know how much traction it would get, or if anyone would be interested. Our first iteration of this project was hosted in May/June of 2021, and it was a massive success. I was completely blown away by the huge response it received, and how many stories were submitted. It was truly a moving experience.
Given the outpouring of stories, we decided to open the project year-round. The goal of this project, is to shine a light on the conversations we seldom have. We do not want anyone to feel their suffer alone, in silence. Depression is not something that should be shuffled away and muted. It’s our hope that anyone coming across these stories will feel less alone in their own battles. To see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and a hope for a better tomorrow.