Donate - TMI Project


If you believe in the power of storytelling to change the world, if you believe that in order to achieve real social justice, we ALL need to be given a platform to share our stories and be heard, support TMI Project today.


As a result of COVID 19, TMI Project has had to cancel all of its in-person programs. In this uncertain time of social distancing, our mission to ignite human connection through true storytelling has never been more important. We need your consistent support to stay afloat and move our programming online. Instead of making a single gift once a year, Sustaining Members make a budget-friendly automatic monthly contribution just like you’d pay for your Netflix or Spotify subscription. Your monthly contribution helps support the production of online offerings, including our new virtual storytelling workshop series and the ongoing creation of TMI Project’s media like The TMI Project Podcast and other free content.

Benefits for all Sustaining Members:

  • Uninterrupted Sustaining Member status: your monthly contribution will continue until you choose to make a change.
  • The ease and convenience of automatic contributions with the flexibility of making changes at any time.
  • Exclusive virtual events for Sustaining Members, and the opportunity to purchase 15% off discounted registration for storytelling workshops and performances

Level-Specific Perks:

  • $10 a month(Receive Verna’s Gillis’ curated TMI Project Podcast Spotify playlist as our thank you)
  • $20 a month (Everything above, plus receive our TMI Project t-shirt as our thank you)
  • $50  a month (Everything above, plus you’ll get a shout out as a patron on TMI Project’s social platforms)
  • $100  a month (Everything above, plus you’ll be named as a podcast season producer)



Supporting TMI Project helps you:

  • Capture and convert new, loyal customers by advertising to our dedicated audience.
  • Brand your business as a supporter of the arts, culture, and the Hudson Valley community-at-large.
  • Invest with social responsibility in the community where you live and work.
  • Support a nonprofit organization that helps make the Hudson Valley a desired destination.

Supporting TMI Project helps us:

  • Offer programs to organizations that can benefit from our services but lack budgets to fund TMI Project workshops and productions.
  • Sustain our current programming while expanding outreach to underserved populations.
  • Increase our capacity to meet the growing demand for our services.
  • Provide scholarships to ensure economic diversity among our participants.
  • Release our podcast to make our stories accessible to a national audience.

Our Mission

TMI Project is a nonprofit organization based in the racially and economically diverse city of Kingston, NY offering transformative true storytelling workshops and live storytelling performances to underserved communities.

Since 2010, TMI Project has led approximately 90 true storytelling workshops and staged live storytelling performances by more than 1,750 storytellers, which have been presented to audiences of nearly 50,000 people in schools, colleges, prisons, mental health clinics, theaters, community centers, and the United Nations.

Regardless of background or experience, TMI Project storytellers become agents of change for social justice movement building by bravely and candidly sharing the “too much information” parts of their stories, the parts they usually leave out because they’re too ashamed or embarrassed.

TMI Project envisions a world where true storytelling is an agent of change; where, through the sharing of radically candid, true, personal narratives, everyone—storytellers and listeners alike—can become empowered, release shame and stigma, and replace old understandings with new ones. We aspire to engender compassion, understanding and public awareness. We aim to incite positive social change by providing writers with the skills needed to be captivating live storytellers, and by amplifying the voices of populations whose stories often go unheard.

Through our time-tested storytelling methodology, transformational workshops and stellar performances, TMI Project is changing the world, one story at a time.


  • "By not merely acknowledging my deepest insecurities, but also publicly sharing them at the United Nations, of all the places in the world, I began to accept them. I became more open with my mentors and friends and ended up creating an amazing circle of support based on genuine human connection."

    Momal Mushtaq
    Momal Mushtaq Participant
  • "Listening to veterans' stories is literally a way to consciously share the burden of war with the warriors. I know because through TMI Project, the people in my community listened, and shared the burden of Vietnam with me."  

    Ray Cocks
    Ray Cocks Participant
  • "I don't want the mental illness to rule my life anymore; I want to be free: Free from that which has controlled me. I truly believe that I would have sought help sooner had I heard someone relate a story similar to mine. So I read my story at the performance, and I will continue to read it if people ask me."  

    Anastasia Wasko
    Anastasia Wasko Participant

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