Tell Your Story Anonymously

Welcome to the Planet Village Storyteller Demonstrator

We are collecting personal experiences and storing them in a digital resource as the first step toward creating a library for people to draw wisdom from other peoples’ experiences as one would draw water from a well! Our aim is to preserve your stories so it doesn’t get lost. Your story will inspire others by  creating an indelible impact.

You can tell any story of your choice on any subject as long as it is something that actually happened to you, therefore stories need to be told in the first person i.e. the viewpoint of a character writing or speaking directly about themselves. At the end of the story we request you submit two words that describe how you feel about the experience. This is a requirement for your story to be accepted since our digital resource will be emotionally intelligent.  This service is completely confidential so to respect other people’s privacy please DO NOT mention names, dates or places in the information you send, and this includes any video and visual material you may submit. 

Register here to tell your story

Some people are natural storytellers… some people not.

This is your invitation to share a story from your on personal experience with the aim of inspiring / encouraging others both now and for future generations.

You may wish to write out your story but then our request is that you read it out and record your reading because we will be storing each contribution on audio files as we assemble our digital resource.

Storytelling Guidance

Below is the poem Autobiography in five chapters. Each chapter is a story in its own right in that it describes something that happens …the person falls down a hole etc. All five chapters then come together to tell a longer story so this poem is also a good structure for experiences that have several episodes. However , for reasons of clarity, its preferable that you submit one story or episode per recording. its your choice and depends on how adept your are at relating your experience. Stories can be told in the present or past tense.

1)    I walk down the street
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I fall in.
I am lost…I am hopeless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

2)I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I’m in the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

 3) I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I see it is there.
I still fall in…it’s a habit
My eyes are open
I know where I am
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.

4)I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk
I walk around it.

5) I walk down another street

You can view a video of this poem by clicking here