The Stories We Tell Book

 The Stories We Tell is a collection of personal stories from members of the Gainesville, Florida community. Stories of Transition, Stories of Resilience, and Stories of Transformation are only a few of the amazing stories you'll find in The Stories We Tell. Click the book cover above to buy your copy today!

The Stories We Tell is a collection of personal stories from members of the Gainesville, Florida community. Stories of Transition, Stories of Resilience, and Stories of Transformation are only a few of the amazing stories you'll find in The Stories We Tell. Click the book cover above to buy your copy today!

Featured Stories

 

Self Narrate has captured many stories from the Gainesville, Florida area.
We will be periodically rotating the stories featured on this page, so check back regularly to see new stories.

 

Videos

 

View many more stories at the Self Narrate YouTube Channel

 

Audio

 

Stories from the Self Narrate Podcast

 
 

Self Narrate Column In The Gainesville Sun

Starting in May 2016, Self Narrate and The Gainesville Sun newspaper have partnered to share the many amazing stories of Gainesville residents. These are those stories:

Justine mara Anderson: Pete Best, Ringo Starr and me

Liz Pratt: The Side Effects of Studying Counseling

Cassie Selleck: For Angels Lost, forgotten

Sally Breedlove: Waiting for a woman's guidance

Jasmine Gibbs: What they don't tell you about Snow

Katie Hyson: He could not touch her worth

Taylor Durant: When unforeseen events shift your life’s path

Kristine Crane: Reflections On My Roman GirlHood

Quanisha Madison: Overcoming a fear of failure is key to success

Glenna Auxier: Being A Southerner Shouldn't Require False Pride

Lauren Walker: Coping With The Death Of My Sister

michelle c. mcadams: looking for love, for a friend

Sara pedroni: When One Moment Changes Your Life

pascale belony: growing up as a haitian immigrant in the U.s.

Adreenah Wynn: What it means to be African-american

ANNA GRACE SAMPSON: A LOVE FOR TREES TURNED INTO A LIFE'S WORK

Dylan Klempner: Music and art have impact in hospital

SYRAJ SYED: THE POWER OF STORYTELLING IN MAKING CHANGE

STACEY MARQUIS: OUR FIRST HOLIDAY SEASON WITHOUT BABCI

DEBORAH LYN THOMPSON: GIVING THANKS DURING DIFFICULT TIMES

MICHAELYN LUTTGE: THE KISS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

BENNY TORRES: SHARING MY TRUTH WITH MY FAMILY

zachary pindar: we all have countless occupations

JENNIFER APONTE: A LESSON FOR MY DAUGHTER - LIVE LIKE YOU ARE DYING

levy odera: getting an education the hard way

Gretchen Casey: Ending Shame For Sexual Assault Victims

JACOB ATEM: A LIFE-CHANGING EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY