Sexual abuse survivor Romecca Sawers displays her courage and inner strength as she moves through her journey in her life to rise and inspire many.
Category: Mental health
INSPIREFLIX is looking for personal stories from first generation migrants from the culturally and linguistically diverse communities of Australia. Leaving everything and everyone you know searching for better opportunities in the pursuit of happiness is a profound experience that changes migrants forever. If you consider yourself to be a migrant in Australia and open to share your experiences and views with the rest of the world and future generations, then we’d love to hear your story!
INSPIREFLIX is looking for stories from social entrepreneurs that develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. Social entrepreneurs typically attempt to further broad social, cultural and environmental goals often associated with the voluntary sector in areas such as poverty alleviation, health care and community development.
INSPIREFLIX is looking for personal stories of individuals from the Australian LGBTQIA youth community. The purpose of this campaign is to offer a safe space for people to share their personal story through a short documentary film. We trust that these films will provide a platform to deepen people’s understanding of LGBTQIA-related issues, terms and concepts to ensure LGBTQIA equality and freedom of discrimination. If you’re open to sharing your story with the world, we’d love to hear from you.
My name is Mitchell Lancaster, I’m a 24 year old singer songwriter. I have struggled against, and learnt to work with my mental health issues throughout my teen years (and many others). When I was 16 years old, I attempted to take my own life. 2 years later, I was introduced to music.
I have always had a passion for creating and sharing stories, and music was a light that showed me that I was able to transmute my own struggle into a narrative that could, perhaps, land for others and resonate with experiences that are not so isolated as we may believe.
“Winter” is a song I have written myself and produced with my band Dreams of Indigo, and comes at the tale of mental illness from the perspective of an old lover – one who you fail to lock the doors on time and time again.
Sharing this story has allowed me to move productively with my own pain, and opened my eyes to the stigma that surrounds these struggles, and my own desire to demystify it.
Pitch your story…At the age of 6 I became a carer for my mother who has been constantly suicidal through my life. I too am a survivor of child abuse and have had first-hand experience with PTSD. Statistics show that due to my history I am at higher risk of suicide and ongoing mental health issues. I refuse to accept this. I am living proof that as individuals we can change this reality.
When I was growing up I had no idea that my personal story would end up impacting the lives of thousands of Australians. I have the bloodline of the traditional Inca people in me. I feel fortunate that those who have walked before me have smashed the poverty cycle, breaking the integrational trauma cycle that has allowed me to become the person I am today. #incawarrior
My grandfather was the army secretary at the time through different events. He once tasked Mary, his daughter to deliver a package while in Laos, Vietnam, to my father Charle’s work. He and Mary wed. My father was in the US Air Force, I was born on a US Air Force base in England. Having a beard grayed from LSD and having faced death after a near fatal assault in Canberra, surgical metal plate in his head, Bruce has fought and overcome challenges most would not dream, living now in Brisbane.
Genice has cerebral palsy, a condition that is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture. She has been confined to her wheelchair for all her life and had no hope for her conditions to ever get better. Until her visit with Steve Richards Dream Time Healing using Holographic Kinetics where, after one session “it was like the light got switched on…” according to her mother. After her visit, one of the practitioners (Kalka) has suggested that she now starts her physical training so that she can continue to heal and might even stand on her own one day!
Jesse returned to civilian life, with nothing. Struggling to transfer his skills that he learned in the army into meaningful work, he was rejected because of his PTSD, alcohol dependence, anxiety and depression. On June 27th, 2017, feeling left behind by a failing system Jesse’s life took a tragic turn.