Celebrating Resilience

Sharing personal stories about building resilience in the face of life’s challenges

A project by Alongside You and Radina Photography


Radina Photography and Alongside You have partnered to create space for individuals to share personal stories of struggles. We hope to empower those sharing, and at the same time help reduce stigma and inspire others who are struggling to open up and seek help. This project combines photography and storytelling to help people celebrate the resilience they have built over time through learning and working through life’s challenges. Themes explored include mental health struggles, chronic illness, chronic pain, overcoming abusive relationships, and more.

Raise Awareness. Raise Support. Build a Community.

We want this project to not only raise awareness, but raise funds to provide change in the lives of our local community, many of whom struggle with similar issues to those presented in this show.

Let’s start the conversation about how to make change in our community together. Let’s make an impact, starting today.


The initial gallery showing will showcase 9 portraits and stories of recovery and resilience in the areas of mental health, chronic illness, abusive relationships, and more. The opening reception will take place at Stir Coffee House on ​June 1, 2019​ from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The pieces will remain in Stir Coffee House to show thereafter for some time. After the show finishes, we will display these images and stories around the community in local businesses.

Initial Gallery Showing Sponsors


This gallery showing could not happen without the generous sponsorship from the businesses in our community. We are very grateful for their support and their joining with us in our endeavour to create a community of resilience through art.


Title Sponsor


Event Sponsors