Come Adrift is an ongoing collection of stories with accompanying portraits, told by women of finding themselves after feeling lost.
It's hope is to connect with women who may feel they have come adrift, so they may realise "I'm not alone".
Do you have a story of a time you felt lost that you would like to share with Come Adrift? You can email us a message introducing yourself, followed by your story, we would love to hear from you. All stories, no matter how simple they may seem, or how dramatic in their events, are important. They will connect with someone.
Don't over think your story, and don't over work it. Try to write a draft in one go. Don't strive for perfection. Your story is beautiful because it is your story, and your truth. We can help you find tease out sections, and edit sections if needed.
We try to keep stories on Come Adrift around and under the 1000 word mark- and keep them focused on the story tellers perspective as much as possible. We want to hear your story specific to your experience, and to avoid generalising.
For example, if part of your story is your tendency to put others needs before your own, express it specifically for you, eg. "I always put others needs before my own." Avoid using collective general terms that refer to women or people as a whole, eg. "We always put others needs before our own".
Some helpful questions to answer when writing your story are; where were you, what were you feeling, who you were with, what happened, how did it make you feel, what did you do, why did you do it, what influenced you, how did it change you, what did you learn from it, did you find yourself, how did you find yourself?
We appreciate all the stories we receive. Out ultimate hope with Come Adrift to to connect with women who may be feeling lost, so they may read these stories and think "thank goodness I'm not the only one."