Our Mission

TMI Project is changing the world, one story at a time, by crafting and amplifying true stories that set us free. In our workshops, we guide people who don’t often have the chance to tell their stories and be heard. In our live performances and digital content, everyday unsung heroes do more than entertain. They boldly share their “TMI ” experiences to replace shame with freedom. As they step out of isolation, and into connection with those who listen, apathy turns to empathy and inspires people to take action.

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Our Vision

TMI Project envisions a world where true storytelling is an agent of change; where, through the sharing of radically true, personal narratives, everyone—storytellers and listeners alike—can become empowered, release shame and stigma, and replace old understandings with new ones. We aspire to engender compassion, understanding, and public awareness. We aim to incite social, legal, and political change by providing participants the skills needed to be captivating storytellers and by amplifying the voices of populations whose stories often go unheard.

Our History

Since 2010, TMI Project has led more than 100 true storytelling workshops and staged live storytelling performances by more than 2,000 storytellers, which have been presented to audiences of over 250,000 people in schools, colleges, detention centers, mental health clinics, theaters, the United Nations, and online, both on Youtube and our award-winning podcast, The TMI Project Story Hour.

Testimonials

“By not merely acknowledging my deepest insecurities, but also publicly sharing them at the United Nations, of all the places in the world, I began to accept them. I became more open with my mentors and friends and ended up creating an amazing circle of support based on genuine human connection.”
– Momal Mushtaq
Participant
“TMI Project has created an innovative methodology – one that creates community, deepens intimacy and is so needed in our culture at this time. My personal experience has been life changing and emotionally transforming. I have moved to Los Angeles but until there are TMI Project workshops out west, I plan to travel back east once a year specifically to work with them.”
– Gaige Clark
Founder/Creative Director, Spruce
“Listening to veterans’ stories is literally a way to consciously share the burden of war with the warriors. I know because through TMI Project, the people in my community listened, and shared the burden of Vietnam with me.”  
– Ray Cocks
Participant
“Both Eva and Sari have done a wonderful job of modifying each workshop to meet the diverse needs of the students as they create a new venue for participants to explore themselves as learners, capture and record their voice in a safe manner, and work on public speaking and performance. I look forward to growing the partnership with TMI Project and our shared effort in serving the students of Ulster County and beyond.”
– Jonah M. Schenker
Principal, Ulster BOCES Alternative High School
“I don’t want the mental illness to rule my life anymore; I want to be free: Free from that which has controlled me. I truly believe that I would have sought help sooner had I heard someone relate a story similar to mine. So I read my story at the performance, and I will continue to read it if people ask me.”  
– Anastasia Wasko
Participant
“The retreat had such an impact – in terms of identifying their passions and purpose;  understanding that effective leaders must ‘challenge the process’ and ‘model the way;’  that they build such trusting relationships and a judgment free environment in such a short period of time; and most importantly, that to truly unleash their leadership potential, they need to tell their stories, let go of the demons holding them back and prepare to re-write their future.”
– Maureen Peters Gittelman
Deputy Director, Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center