Black Stories Matter is TMI Project’s way to participate as an organization in the national outcry of injustice by using true storytelling to speak truth to power and to dismantle the white supremacist systems that hold racism in place. We support and amplify Black voices, share resources, and inspire anti-racist action. We acknowledge the historical predominance of white-centered narratives that permeate the cultural, political, and policy conversations in this country, and seek to elevate the full spectrum of Black experience to its proper place within the realm of American discourse.
Black Stories Matter provides Black-led true storytelling workshops where Black folks can write about, share, and reflect upon their experiences without having to justify, explain, or defend the truth of their lived experiences. The culminating content — written stories, live storytelling performances, videos, and podcasts — is accessible to an all-inclusive audience. We pair our storytelling media with strategic tools to inspire deep introspection, a willingness to transform oneself and take bold action to end systemic racism.
Black Stories Matter supports and is aligned with the mission of Black Lives Matter.
Watch Recent Performances
Erica | #BlackStoriesMatter (2017)
K.C. Nyabinyere Jallah | Black Trans Stories Matter
Julian Harris | Black Trans Stories Matter
Eddie Maisonet | Black Trans Stories Matter
Jahir Thomas | Black Trans Stories Matter
KT Kennedy | Black Trans Stories Matter
Black Stories Matter is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Bring a Black Stories Matter storytelling performance to your organization, community group or home by hosting a viewing party. Fill-out our form to access our Viewing and Discussion Guide.