True Life Stories

The Power of Hope

We believe there’s no such thing as an ‘ordinary’ human.

We know inspiration is strong enough to move mountains and change pathways.

We embrace all the intricacies of life and honour the transformative potential of challenges.

True Life Stories connects hearts through the power of storytelling. We challenge traditional media influence by giving hope and insight through an energetic platform of personal documentary.

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We know that to change someone’s perception you need to let them witness a different way of looking at life. True Life Stories aims to use the powerful platform of storytelling to do just that – allow viewers to change their perspective.

By carefully and considerately showcasing stories from people who have worked through great challenges to get to where they are we are able to create profound impact in the hearts of the viewer.

Why are stories so powerful?

From the beginning of time we’ve connected through storytelling. In fact, stories are part of what makes us a humanity. Stories connect us, help us empathise, and teach us how to be understood.

True Life Stories cultivates the messages of hope from ‘ordinary’ people on extraordinary journeys.

Think of how we consume stories now. Even if you manage to skip the news on television, do you read the newspaper, scroll Facebook, read website news? Consider how much of that ‘news’ is negative.

Is your point of view of the world and its stories a balanced one?

We aim to support the positive media movement in our community and beyond by featuring uplifting people doing good things. Because we know the story you focus on is the one that’s played loudest in your mind.

…redress this overwhelming imbalance that counters bad news with good news, that encourages optimism, not pessimism, that restores our empathy and love for our fellow human beings and the earth, that redefines reality, that heals our hearts.

Noni Hazlehurst on television and positive media.

See life differently

Consider a new point of view, look at a challenge or obstacle in a new light, be inspired by our stories. Do you yearn to be part of a tribe that side-steps fear, hatred, and intolerance and embraces positive stories?

We encourage you to look differently. Start here.

Find balance

Realise that traditional ‘news’ is imbalanced and devoid of the acknowledgement of the inherent goodness of people.

If you’re working with our next generation and want to find out how we can work with you, contact us.

True Life Stories is the heart-child of Annie Gichuru

– a wife, mother, and natural storyteller.

Annie believes stories are the cornerstone of who we are. They shape our beliefs and identity and teach us about those who came before and the lives they led. She knows we are who we are because of the stories we’ve surrounded ourselves with, so became concerned with the stories of the future.

She decided to chase her own dream. Here’s her story.

Uncover A Story

Delve into the world of True Life Stories and open your heart to a different perspective.

Tell Your Story

If your story burns a hole in your belly, we want to hear about it.

Spread the Stories

If your school or organisation wants to correct the imbalance of  news, we want to work with you.

Support the Stories

Your contribution will allow us to keep producing stories that make a positive change.

If you’re excited about making a positive change in the media, or you work with our next generation, we’d like to chat about how we can work with you. We offer impactful storytelling via video for education, corporate, and not-for-profit organisations.

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