Since then, and 40 stories later, this simple idea has grown and evolved to become something much bigger than me!
For the past 2 months, I've been trying my level best to raise funds and start an organization with one simple goal- to remove loneliness from this world.
I believe that society has forced us to create these masks (read walls) all around us. Judgment is everywhere and people are more disconnected than ever.
I want to give the world a platform to come and share their stories. Their pain, grief, fears, happiness, emotions and essentially anything and everything that makes us who we are- human beings.
What does it serve?
We hope to launch a magazine someday too.
Now to begin this we'll need a website and essentially a platform where people can come and do that. They can chat with like minded people who will not try to help them or fix them, they will just be their friend.
I've been to 8 mental heath experts with more than 20 degrees between them and I know all I've ever needed and wanted was someone who JUST listened. A friend.
Sympathy and empathy are two very different things and people don't get that.
For 2 months I've tried to raise money relentlessly losing more than half my hair and sanity. I've been told this idea is flawed. I've been told to stop dreaming so much. I've been made to wait just to be berated at. I've tried but I cannot bring myself to ask my parents for such an immense sum of money.
I am tired, frustrated and losing faith.
This is the last throw of the dice.
The remaining will go towards funding the magazine, The Wall and Us where we will compile some of the stories we've received from people and send it out digitally and in print, the proceeds from which will go towards furthering the foundation and 20% of it will go as donations towards NGO's who like us are trying to change the world in their own way.
Help us save humanity.
The Wall and Us Foundation