Welcome to the Life in My Days community!
DID YOU KNOW?
-One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. That’s close to 2 Billion people!
-Nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental disorder never seek help from a health professional.
-Every week, an individual with a disability is murdered by a caretaker.
-1 in 3 (35%) women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.
And these are just the tip of the iceberg.
The commonality between everything above is not just that their rates are rising; the commonality is that these are all things that we do not discuss in our communities.
THESE ARE NOT SAFE TOPICS TO DISCUSS IN PUBLIC, in OUR communities.
These are also the reasons we are so passionate about starting difficult conversations all over the world.
lifeinmydays.com an online social change platform where individuals from all around the world can share their personal experiences in a safe place, and in a way that promotes healing and growth. Check out our Belong page for submission details.
Dedicated writing and education programs to support individuals in their journeys for healing, growth, and giving back to their communities.
Supporting communities to start difficult conversations all around the world through consultation, speaking events, workshops, and much more. We have worked with school systems, universities, organizations, religious communities, and any other kind of community you can come up with. We work with communities to build the foundation necessary to have these difficult conversations and to transform their communities to communities built on wellness, compassion, and support, communities where having ALL these conversations is possible. If you're interested in bringing some of Life in My Days to your community please email email@example.com
On the eve of February 21st, 2016 our Founder, and current Executive Director Ahmad Abojaradeh, sat in a cafe and poured his heart out to the world, in an attempt to build a safe space where individuals from all around the world can belong, and to start difficult conversations that all of our communities desperately needed.
The following words were the very first ones he wrote at the time:
"I want to remember being alive. I want to remember the moment I typed these words, with chandeliers, ceiling fans and a skylight with two butterfly balloons stuck on the ceiling. I want to remember the drive over here and the drive home. I want to live every moment, filled with appreciation and love and looking forward to having more moments. But this moment, this moment is independent from any other moment, it's not any better or any less because of the moment before or the moment after. This moment is mine, just like the one after it. But this moment has room for other moments, and it's eager to connect to moments from all around the world, to connect, to grow and to learn from others because there's so much more out there than a single moment can comprehend alone, but together, together we can live endlessly, internalizing this very moment.
I want to celebrate life, not the days but the moments, something that's best learned from those that are still in the very beginning of their lives. But there's nothing that says we can't return to times when the greatest thing was going to play outside. Why can't we play outside again?
This site is a celebration of life, of wellness, of acceptance, of love and all the other values that make us who we are. We will laugh, we will cry, we will be because we can, because it's our inherent right as humans. Just like it's our right to live in peace, free from oppression and injustice regardless of our race, sex, orientation, religion and anything else.
This site is my expression of freedom, and living a whole hearted life beyond any social constructs. Will you join me?"
Tens of Thousands joined him, and in less than a year, a team of passionate individuals signed on and helped develop Life in My Days into a non-profit that strives to start difficult conversations all around the world, specializing in starting conversations around Mental Health and Disabilities, Social Justice, Abuse and Trauma, and so many more topics that have historically been taboo.
To learn more about the brilliant individuals that keep everything running check out our team page.
Today, much has changed since that evening in February, and much has remained the same. We are still commited to building a safe space where individuals can belong and starting difficult conversations, but now, we're over 100K members strong. Thank you for joining our family, and for those that haven't yet, we continue to ask Will you join US?