What you have experienced and witnessed and carry within you is powerful.

It’s sacred.

It’s human.

It’s what you relive every day, every night. What you can’t forget and what you don’t want to ever forget. It’s not just a story, it’s part of who you are.

It may feel unshareable. And too painful to put into words.

That’s all right. It’s yours and you alone decide if you ever share it or not.

I invite you, though, if you feel that it’s time to share a story, to share one with me.

I’ll post it here on lifeafterwar.org for your brothers and sisters to honor and witness with you.

You don’t have to be a writer or even good at writing. If you want to share, just email me the story or pull one off your FB feed that you’ve shared before and send me that.

I believe that when we witness someone else’s story, we feel less alone in ours.

When we share the stories of war, we honor life.

When we express the stories that shape us, we open space to grow from what we’ve experienced.

If you’d like to send me a story about your experience in war, email it to me at brittareque@gmail.com.

Note: This is entirely a voluntary endeavor for sharing stories within the lifeafterwar.org community and to the public. It is not a form of formal publishing. You retain all publishing rights to your story and I will include a copyright notice with your name on the story. If at anytime you wish the story to be removed, just let me know. I reserve the rights to decline a story for public sharing and to edit content.