Share Your Story With Us!

If you were moved by the stories that were shared at our production of Shattered or Hear Me Out please consider sharing your story with us for the upcoming year. 

Below are some prompts from 2018 that can help you to start writing your story. 

What does society reflect onto you? What do you reflect onto society? Tell us a story about your relationship to the society's stereotypes and/or expectations. 

Describe to us how your race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, religion, ability, etc. affect the way you are and/or the way society engages you. 

Do you want to break society's stigmas against you? Such as mental illness, physical appearance (hair, tattoos, weight, piercings). How are you doing it? 

Tell about a time when your identities conflicted (Civilian/military, bi/multiracial, dependence/adulthood, independence/disability).

Describe a time when you acted in a way that you were ashamed of.

Describe a time of self-doubt.

Talk about a time that challenged your identity.

The people closest to us sometimes hurt us; describe a time when someone closest to you hurt you.

Describe a time when your vision for your future was opposed by those close to you.

In what ways do you feel pressured to conform? Why? Whether it be from family, society, partner, work.

Tell us about a time when you were not enough to belong to your people? (Mexican-American, African-American, Asian-American).

Do you ever feel guilty for pursuing higher education/moving up? Why or why not?


Remember, your story matters.

All member of the IUSB community (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) are encouraged to submit. We hope that your story will help spark an honest dialogue on campus about diversity and inclusion. Your story does not have to relate directly to these questions, however, they do serve as a guide for writers. Help us to build a Stage for Change.

In order submit your story please create an account below. No record of your name will be kept by Stage for Change. All stories will remain anonymous.**

**By donating your anonymous work, you are giving us permission to edit it, if necessary, for length, anonymity, and clarity, as well as to reproduce it for the purpose of fund-raising, marketing, curriculum development, etc. Reproductions may be, but are not limited to, the stage, DVD, website, or print publication. In all such reproductions, the work will be noted as anonymously authored. By donating your work, you represent and warrant that you are the sole author of this work and own the rights thereto. Such donation does not prohibit you from re-publishing your work under your own name elsewhere at a later date, but be aware that a publisher may consider that publication a re-print.

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