Much of the writing that has come out of these forums is worthy of publication. Life writing allows the writer to review their own life experiences from a new perspective and reading about the experiences of people from other communities cuts across prejudice, bridges difference, creates connection and facilitates mutual understanding.

The Life Righting Collective has grown out of this initiative. We are seeking to extend, develop and nurture life writing amongst people from diverse contexts, and to disseminate affordable stories to a wide readership in the form of an annual anthology, a website and social media platforms. Our first anthology is titled, simply: “This is How It Is” and will be published in the first half of 2018.