A2A Stories (noun, pl): inspiring personal accounts of individuals who have turned some form of adversity into some form of advocacy on behalf of others with similar adversities.
A2A’s Psychology Today blog explores the power of turning adversity into advocacy and the emerging science behind the notion that “we help ourselves by helping others”. Our blogs showcase research on the transformative power of service, purpose, resilience, and empathy.
A2A’s 1-on-1 interviews, conducted by professional journalists, offer emerging adversity-driven advocates a chance to share their stories—often for the first time with a national audience. The series also includes conversations with leading researchers who are studying the power of service, purpose, resilience, and empathy.
A2A has partnered with The Mighty for a FaceTime Live Stream initiative through which adversity-driven advocates share their inspiring stories live and take questions from online viewers.
Help Us Share A2A Stories
Our goal is to share A2A stories with as many people as possible, and we need YOUR help to do this! Please take just a few minutes to watch our A2A Stories video and learn more about the power of turning adversity into advocacy. We know you’ll be inspired, and we hope you’ll consider donating to The A2A Alliance to help us spread hope around the world!
The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges. To this end, A2A has three primary objectives: (1) Network and support inspiring individuals who have turned adversity into advocacy; (2) Provide pathways to advocacy for anyone facing adversity; and (3) Showcase the proven power of turning adversity into advocacy.