The Voices and Faces Project in Atenco, Mexico.

We’re sharing our stories because
silence is the enemy of change.

The Voices and Faces Project is an award-winning non-profit storytelling initiative created to bring the names, faces, and testimonies of survivors of gender-based violence to the attention of the public.

Voices and Faces Project member Sasha Walters (right), photographed with her sister, Kim.

We’re changing minds, hearts and laws through the power of personal testimony.

A well-told story creates the space for the world to better understand the damage gender-based violence does to victims, families and communities. It breaks through partisan barriers in a way that statistics alone cannot. But our stories, strategically and mindfully told, do something more: They call the world to not just compassion, but social action. And social action is what The Voices and Faces Project is all about.

Joua Lang, a graduate of our Stories We Tell workshop at Mt. Mary College.

Take part in The Stories We Tell, our testimonial writing program.

Since its inception in 2011, The Stories We Tell – an immersive, two-day testimonial writing workshop for survivors of gender-based violence and other human rights violations – has traveled across the North American and African continents and trained over 600 writer-activists. Behind every social injustice lies a story with the power to change the world. If you’re ready to share yours, apply for The Stories We Tell.

Our Stories We Tell workshop at the Jewish Museum of Milwaukee.

We can’t do it without you: Support our Stories We Tell scholarship fund.

Every $650 raised provides a full, two-day scholarship for someone waiting to take part in The Stories We Tell. We thank you, in advance, for your support.

Stories We Tell writers at RefuSHE in Nairobi, Kenya.

What’s the latest?
Find out what our team has been up to.

Writing a new refugee story,
one girl at a time.

Watch our video to meet a few of the survivors creating change with their stories.