Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions—yes, even older than the hokey pokey. Stories can make us laugh or cry… or both at the same time. They can teach, inspire and even ignite an entire movement.
The i’Mpossible Project is a collection of powerful stories. They’re gritty, deep, heartwarming—and guaranteed to help you discover new possibilities in your life. Bam.
The stories in this first volume are all about overcoming obstacles, reengaging with life, and creating new possibilities—a son’s homicide, a transgender man finding love, coming back from the brink of suicide, finding your funny in the face of overwhelming odds, and more…
If you’re ready to create new possibilities in your life, you need to read this book!
--- A Brief Note About the 50 Authors ---
“The authors in this book are some of the strongest, most resilient people I have ever met. They have overcome their son’s homicide (Jenny Rietveld), and started an LGBT youth suicide prevention hotline and won an Academy Award (James Lecesne). They hold top positions at some of the best colleges and universities across the U.S. (Judy Thrasher, and Jenn Burton). They are out, proud and starting mini and macro movements because of their story (Claire Kaufman, Matthew Shaffer, and Ryan Cassata). They are managing physical health challenges and starting online followings to benefit others who are dealing with their same challenge (Mariagrazia Buttitta, Holly Bertone, and Megan Starshak). These folks are remarkable and I’m honored to have them in this book.”
– Josh Rivedal
--- About Josh Rivedal ---
Josh Rivedal is an author, actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and diversity in more than ninety locations across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. He has served on the board of directors for the New York City chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He wrote and developed the one-man play, Kicking My Blue Genes in The Butt (KMBB), which has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB and published by Skookum Hill in 2013, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. He writes for the Huffington Post. He is the founder and executive director of The i’Mpossible Project—a non-profit media company designed to entertain, educate, and engage on suicide prevention, mental health, diversity and social change. Coming soon in conjunction with The i’Mpossible Project: Living Mentally Well and Crushing it While in College, and Winning the War on Depression and Living Mentally Well.