Conversations and stories

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April 27, 2024

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm IST


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Introducing MyStories – monthly community gatherings where we sit down and gently talk about life.

These are informal gatherings. Some will be facilitated by a mental health professional. Some not.

But the objective is one: Can we speak? Can we have a conversation with each other? Can strangers meet and part as friends?

This session is hosted by our co-founder and writer, Smitha Murthy. 

Smitha is the author of Worlds Apart, a memoir, and runs MyndStories with her old friend and foe, Swati Nair. One day, she dreams of a world where we build bridges through kindness and where mental health has no stigma. 

What to expect from this session:

A typical MyStories event has a theme around which we open up and share our stories. For this event, ‘ Vulnerability’ is our theme. 

Ask yourself these reflective questions:

  • What is vulnerability to you?
  • What does being vulnerable give you?
  • Was there a time when being vulnerable led to deep emotional connections?
  • How can we be vulnerable with each other?

Smitha will start with her own story – her struggles with equating vulnerability with weakness and share previously unwritten experiences in the art of being human, failing, and still somehow leading our flaws with grace. 

“We are increasingly living in a connected but lonely world. I see MyStories as a community-led movement that will eventually draw us together through the power of stories. Of conversations. Of holding bridges for connections.” – Smitha Murthy

Why this session is for you:

If you are yearning for deep conversations in a safe space. If you are looking to foster meaningful interactions that go beyond social media likes. If there’s a space in your heart for your heart to showcase its voice. 

What this session is not:

  • A dating session
  • A networking meet-up
  • Startup something or the other

This is a listen-and-learn-and-connect session. 

The cost includes a food/drinks voucher worth Rs 100. 

Any food or drinks over this amount will be paid individually. To ensure that everyone has a voice, a maximum of 12 people will be allowed. 

Where is the session being held?

Dialogues Cafe, JP Nagar,Bangalore.

Address:  Dialogues, 57, 15th Cross Rd, JP Nagar Phase 6.

Participant FAQs

Why the cost, yaar?

Because we buy the space from the organizer. And we run a business. Think of it this way: 100% of your proceeds go toward mental health. 

I can’t come. Can I get a refund?

The best-laid plans can go awry. DM us if that is the case. But we can’t always promise a refund because we block slots, and you may be taking away someone’s space. 

Is this event for all ages?

No, this event is only for adults.

Can someone else attend the event in place of me?

Well, if they are equally interested and understand the purpose. 

Can I ask for phone numbers?

No. Please respect each other’s privacy. Soliciting numbers is not allowed without explicit consent.