Welcome to the StoryTelling & Organizing Project

Here you will find audio clips and transcripts from some of STOP's stories. You will also find information about our project partners, discussion questions and resources for using STOP stories in your own work to intervene in interpersonal violence, as well as information on how to get involved in the project.

Have A Story?


Did you take action to stop interpersonal violence?

Did someone you know?

Consider sharing your story with the StoryTelling & Organizing Project (STOP).

We are looking for stories that:

  • Address, end or prevent interpersonal or state violence
  • Involve family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, community members
  • Do not rely on social services, police, or child protective services

Violence may include:

  • Domestic violence or intimate partner violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Family violence including child abuse
  • State violence such as police or immigration violence

We ask that storytellers have detailed knowledge of the story and can include:

  • Survivors of violence
  • People who helped or intervened
  • People who did harm
  • People who are close witnesses to actions taken to address, end or prevent violence

If you have a story or think you might, please:

  • Email stories@stopviolenceeveryday.org
  • Please include:

    • Brief description of action taken
    • Whether or not social services, police, or child protective services were involved and how
    • Your contact name and best way and time to contact (You can make up a name if you want)

Confidentiality will be respected as requested.