You have a powerful story to share
Enter by April 1, 2023 for your chance to win a $100 giftcard!
The International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) is looking to build a library of stories including the perspectives of American Indian and Alaska Native elders and their caregivers about memory loss. Participants with qualifying stories will receive a gift card of $100 from Walmart or Amazon. Share your story and inspire others today!
If you would like to share your story, please submit your email address below and an IA2 team member will be in touch.
Award and Frequency:
- Selected individuals will choose a $100 stipend to Walmart or Amazon.
- This award will be given out on a completion and approval basis.
- Awards will be given until funding availability is depleted.
- Topic must be dementia/ memory loss experience.
- Story must be about your lived or worked experience in the American Indian or Alaska Native community.
- Submission must include a minimum of 1000 words and a photo, or a one-minute video.
- Pieces must be original, unpublished work.
- Each participant can only enter once.
- Submissions must be in English.
- Not a commercial promotion.
A panel of individuals from IA2 will review submissions for eligibility requirements and excellence of submission.
IA2 will feature selected submissions in their Community Voices Blog – including but not limited to the organization’s social media pages (such as Facebook) or its website.
If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some questions to consider in telling your story:
- Share with us your name, or remain anonymous.
- Where you are from.
- Write about your loved one with memory troubles or dementia. Share experiences or a story.
- Write about your grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family members who you care for that have memory troubles or dementia.
- What traditions do you value?
- What does a typical day look like for you as a person with dementia or as a caregiver?
- What are some challenges you face having dementia?
- What are some of the challenges you face being a caregiver?
- What are some of the best parts of being a caregiver?
- What advice would you give your younger self before being diagnosed with dementia?
- What advice would you give your younger self before becoming a caregiver?