Share your stories.

My STIR is a place for readers to share personal stories relevant to STIR’s weekly features. We’re interested in your photos, anecdotes, or even videos. Send us pictures (preferably of decent quality), accompanied by a description of what they represent. Write a brief essay explaining how an issue affected you or someone you know. Make a video if you like being in front of a camera.

STIR wants to give readers an opportunity to participate beyond the comments section of each article. We’d like to build a sense of community by highlighting real, human experiences of the topics we cover. Since we want My STIR contributors to feel comfortable, we are happy to disable comments upon request.

To submit your story, follow the regular submissions guidelines, but write “My STIR” in the subject. Please note we are not offering payment for these stories.

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