My Tale Too was built in January 2018 as a campaign in response to the complete lack of disabled women as leads in popular stories. We wanted to change this by asking women with disabilities themselves to shift this narrative and, therefore, the campaign transformed into a program in 2020. ‘My tale too’ is a writing project for women with disabilities to retell fairy tales and popular stories with protagonists who are like them.
A series of 6 virtual workshops were conducted by the award winning and acclaimed published writer and poet, Aditi Rao. The project is underway with 19 women with disabilities who attended the workshops over the course of 3 months and then participated in peer feedback and trainer feedback. Each session focused on a different element of storytelling and participants were encouraged to weave in their own experiences through the medium of various writing exercises.
The participants were selected through an open application process and come from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
We are now in the process of editing these stories. Watch this space for more!