daCunha - It's story time…special editions

stories of resistance

We’re hopeful for the future, because so many of you, from so many places, are pushing back against systemic oppression.

However, in the majority of cases, those showing up to resist go without recognition. We believe these individual stories of resistance need to be told, providing inspiration for the rest of us to stand up and be counted.

Share your story with the world

The daCunha Projects team is searching the world for stories from the frontline of resistance, whenever and wherever it’s found. We’re producing a book—a collection of your experiences to share your stories and amplify your voices. A book to capture a movement—making change happen together.

All book sales revenue will directly support emerging storytellers of daCunha, with 50% going to those sharing their story here. All published stories will also be eligible for payment according to our contributor scheme found here. Submit your story or follow our journey as we publish them.

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Our editorial team

Gloria DiFulvio has used documentary film, photovoice, and digital storytelling to explore violence, connection and resiliency. Read more about Gloria here.

Hana Leshner is a producer and filmmaker who explores projects on culture, politics, and sport. Read more about Hana here.

Allan Rae is the Managing editor of Special Editions. As a public health researcher and educator, Allan uses arts-based approaches to his work training researchers in dealing with HIV, PTSD and stigma. Read more about Allan here.

Clay Rivers is an actor of stage and screen, an award-winning art director, and author who just happens to be four-feet tall, black, and Christian. Read more about Clay here.

Our journey

We’re working every day on finding stories, working with the writers, and preparing the book. This is our way of giving you a glimpse of the work as it unfolds.

(updated weekly, launched 15th June 2017)

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Samantha Sophia | Spenser H | Alice Donovan Rouse | Timon Studler | Gloria DiFulvio