Hope

The latest stories

Collated by Bradford People Library

Bradford’s People Library is a collection of ‘human books’ highlighting the many things we have in common as human beings, as well as celebrating our differences. Read on for inspiring stories from people born and bred or newly arrived and who live in all parts of our wonderful district. Demonstrating that there is always more to a human ‘book’ than just its cover.

To find out more about the People Library, and how you could tell your story, please click here.

Out of the Darkness
One woman’s journey turning pain into power Often, we get to choose how we shape our lives and the world around us.  Sometimes though, our lives are thrust...
The Fight for a Better Future
From refugee to activist, one man’s journey to freedom and his mission to help others. When you speak with Asumani you realise the incredibly powerful gift of having...
A Vital Connection
Discovering strength through community. As you speak with Shaida from Keighley, you quickly get a strong sense of her resilience and fortitude as she shares her journey...
People just like you
“We were trying to save our lives, but the future was uncertain…” A story from one of the ‘most discriminated people in the world’* Everyone expected...
This Is Me
“I couldn't understand why my body was like it was…” My story is about the difficulties of learning to love and accepting my body.  I remember as a...