Storytelling is one of the oldest and most accessible tools used to share culture and experiences over generations.
But telling our own stories, and sharing our own experiences in our own words, is also a means of empowerment and self-affirmation – especially when our voices have been marginalized for as long as we can remember.
OUR_STORY aims to gather queer narratives from all around the world, seeing that freedom of expression for people that don’t conform to the majority’s gender norms is still relatively or completely absent in some parts of our planet and underrepresented everywhere.
TEXT BY: Nikola Italo // Argentina
TEXT BY: Anna Favero // Italy/Germany || ILLUSTRATION BY: Verena Spilker // Germany
TEXT BY: Sneha Rooh // India || ILLUSTRATION BY: Elizabeth Watkin // USA
TEXT BY: Chroma Curious // India || ILLUSTRATION BY: Tigrowna // Germany
TEXT BY: Shawna Virago // USA || ILLUSTRATION BY: Dixie Turner // UK/Germany
TEXT BY: Michael Ampersant // Netherlands || ILLUSTRATION BY: Heather Sinclair // Germany
TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION BY: Julia Lama // Spain
TEXT BY: Alexander Opicho // Kenya || ILLUSTRATION BY: Beldan Selzen // Amsterdam/New York
TEXT BY: V. P. Gangadharan // India || ILLUSTRATION BY: Alann De Vuyst // Belgium
TEXT BY: Sneha Rooh // India || ILLUSTRATION BY: Falco Verholen // Netherlands
Your clothes for swapping
And all the slicing words that repeat
TEXT BY: Faris Saad // Malaysia || ILLUSTRATION BY: Tom Moore // Germany
video by:Zhen Yee Khor // Malaysia