I  Speak

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” -Rudyard Kipling

Share your Story

What pivotal experience do you want to share, to capture in history, to speak your truth?

Have you had to make difficult decisions but spoke your TRUTH even when that was met with criticism or rejection?

The “I Speak” project is a collaborative initiative to create a book that captures the moment when a person finds the courage to speak up for their values, choices, or decisions. The goal is to inspire resilience, courage, connection, and strength through sharing your specific experiences in a short story or poem.

The book will be published when it’s ready, capturing this unique moment in time.

Contributors will not be paid for their submissions.
A percentage of the proceeds from sales will be donated (TBA).

Listening to other’s stories helps bring in healing and grounding during difficult periods in life

Consider these steps as you share your story:

  • Describe your story. Include the decision or situation that you had to navigate.
  • How did you speak your truth?
  • How did your experience influence you?
  • What have you learnt?
  • How can your story help others?

Send your story in Word or digital text format as an attachment to Tricia@TriciaSybersma.com

Please, be concise and tell your story in no more than 1500 words.

Contact Tricia@TriciaSybersma.com

Questions & Answers

Here is a list of questions people are asking

Can I share this with others?
Yes! Please spread the invite.

How will my writing be used?
Once submitted, your writing will be considered for the “I Speak” collection of poems and stories. Notifications and updates will be sent via email.  

Will I be paid for my submission?
No, please note that a portion of the profits from the project will be donated to a specific charity or cause (TBA)

Who owns the copyright?
You own the copyright to your submission.

May I use my writing on my own blog or other publication? 
Yes, we only ask that you not publish on any other publication until after this book is published (date to be determined).

Will my writing be altered?
It may be lightly edited for grammar and style while respecting all the ideas in your work.

Who will approve my writing before publication?
Our team of professional editors and proof-readers will ensure your story sparkles

Will I receive a copy of the publication?
Yes, you will receive one DIGITAL copy of the book as a gift.

How will this book be launched or shared with the public?
We are looking at Amazon and various other digital bookhouses, along with social media. You will be notified with updates.

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