You made it through

If you made it through, someone else will too. You never know who needs to hear your words to give them hope or help them heal. Share your story.

Share your story

Sharing your story can be hard but it might be the most important thing youโ€™ll ever do.

You do it not to be a victim to the story, but to free yourself from the past and empower yourself and anyone reading to choose what comes next.

Have you overcome adversity?

This is your story to tell. It could be about dealing with a diagnosis, caring for someone, handling a difficult situation at work or some other challenging situation.

We welcome stories from anyone and all walks of life.

What will we do with your story?

We share your story here on this site and on social media. Our Creative Commons license means visitors can share your story with others.
If you like, you can stay anonymous or share your name and photo, whichever you prefer.

Story Guidelines

General
Please do not upload content that may be harmful, offensive, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, illegal, harassing, false, misleading or unreliable, or is likely to bring the site into disrepute. Do not post content that could impact another person’s or organisation’s privacy or other rights.

When you write, try to avoid anyone elseโ€™s personal information or any content that could violate copyright. Only ever share what you are comfortable with being shared online.

Privacy
Your story will be published on the site and may feature on social media or promotional materials. Content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. This means anyone can share your story and image for non-commercial reasons. By uploading content you accept it may be shared in these ways. You can find more information in our Privacy policy here.

Moderation
My Pickle operates a pre-moderation policy. This means we review stories and may edit them in line with these Guidelines, for clarity, and/or correct spelling and punctuation. We reserve the right to not publish, delete or edit any submission at any time.

Example: Harmful content
Not permitted: โ€œI tried to harm myself/others by [excessively detailed description]โ€
Instead: โ€œI tried to harm myself/othersโ€

Example: Privacy / disrepute
Not permitted: โ€œI was harassed when I worked at [company name] by my manager [their name]โ€
Instead: โ€œI was harassed at work by my managerโ€

Uploading a Photo
Landscape photos fit best. Please do not upload a photo which includes other people without first obtaining their permission. If you don’t upload a photo, we’ll use an image that reflects your story.

Feedback
If you provide your email address we can send you an email to confirm if/when your story is published.
Sorry, we are unable to contact you to confirm if your story has not been accepted or not, or to provide individual feedback or advice.

Deletion
If you would like your story removed at anytime, please send an email to hello@mypickle.org

Ready?

We recommend completing this on desktop or laptop and first drafting your story on a word document to copy across. If you have questions at anytime please email for support at hello@mypickle.org thank you

Contact details (optional)

Please leave your contact details if you would like to know if/when your story is published.



Can you suggest a title? (optional)

Would you like to suggest a short title? If not, no problem, we'll create a title.



Tell your story here

Use this space to share what happened. What did you do? How are you now?
Your story can be short or long, typically they range from 200 - 800 words.



What advice would you share?

If you could offer one bit of advice to someone going through something similar, what would it be?



Services and resources you recommend (optional)

Were there any services or resources you found helpful? It could be anything, from a helpline to a blog or podcast. List up to three and we'll share the links.



Your photo (optional)

Please upload a landscape photo. If you prefer, we can find an image that reflects your story so you can stay anonymous.



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Do you agree to the Story Guidelines above?

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