Morris Bassik, a featured storyteller in the docu-short Vicarious Resilience about TMI Project’s work in the mental health field, has long lived with schizophrenia and has struggled to feel seen and understood. Morris has felt a deepened connection to the community since the film has come out as he is often stopped around town. He enjoys traveling with the film and participating in panel discussions.
Verna Gillis, who at 69 won our first slam with her sidesplitting story about aging. Verna then used her TMI Project story and writing to create a one-woman show, which won the Best Comedic Script at the United Solo Festival. Most importantly, Verna found healing from grief through humor.
Ray Long from Life Lines; Queer Stories of Survival. She felt isolated because of the shame associated with a past suicide attempt. After performing her survival story with TMI Project off-broadway, she shared it with a national audience to inspire others who may still be suffering and, ultimately, to save lives.
Dr. A.J. Williams-Myers, a prominent Professor Emeritus of Black Studies at SUNY New Paltz wrote and shared his personal story this year as part of our Black Stories Matter initiative. We’re thrilled we’ve preserved this important tale for generations to come.
$25 funds a scholarship to a heart and mind-opening TMI Project performance for someone who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend.
$75 supports one writing workshop session for a participant who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend.
$100 covers a stipend to compensate a storyteller for a live performance.
$250 covers the cost of one group writing workshop session at a High School or another community organization
$500 fully funds a 10-session storytelling workshop for one participant.
$1,000 will pay for a full-day of digital production on The TMI Project podcast, creating content that has the ability to reach people worldwide.