Guidelines for Contributors

Below, you’ll find our editorial guidelines for contributing writers. Their Stories aims to share honest stories in a responsible and respectful way. We believe through storytelling, we can actually help educate people on a history that has touched each corner of the globe. To do that, we need everyone submitting a story to feel safe. These guidelines are here to help make that possible. They should encourage, not hinder, you in telling your story. If you’re concerned your story wouldn’t comply with a guideline, don’t turn away; contact us here. We’re happy to work with you on it!

Their Stories hopes to grow into a platform where people from across the globe are able to share their stories of experiences under colonialism, the aftermath of its break-up and even how it continues to impact their lives today. We welcome stories from people from all walks of life under colonialism – each story is equally as valid and as the other. 

Here are guidelines we believe will help people share their stories in a responsible and respectful way. We’re excited to hear what you have to say! 

When submitting a story, please consider the following:

  • Think about the privacy of loved ones, friends and strangers mentioned in your story. Be respectful when sharing details of others’ lives.
  • Tell your story through your own perspective. Try not to make assumptions about how others in your story are feeling or thinking. 
  • Use respectful language. If your post is critical, which it can be, it should also be constructive. 
  • We appreciate if you provide sources for any facts stated.

Know you’re in a safe space where you can be honest about your experiences. Reach out to an editor if you’re concerned with how your story or parts of your story will be perceived. We’re here to help, and we’re grateful that you’ve chosen Their Stories to share your story.

Share your stories here.