If we choose your story, we will need to contact you for further information. Any personal information you provide will be kept anonymous.
Continue to Tell Your Story
2. Your Story
Here is the final and most exciting part - your story! We’ve provided you with some questions to help you paint the whole picture.
Submit Your Story
We’re interested in hearing YOUR story
It should be about your own authentic experience. The theme of your story is up to you - it might be about some silly thing you did in kindergarten, the first time you fell in love with a person, or how you got over your biggest fear.
It’s important that you tell your story with as many details as you can remember.
If we choose your story, we will contact you and work with you throughout the whole process.
Seeing my story on the web was a mix of excitement and disbelief. What I wrote was still fresh in my mind, so recognizing my own words was an experience in itself. Obviously, not EVERYTHING was there since I wrote Bored Panda a full-on thesis, but the essentials were there and it made me very happy. I also loved reading the comments from people recovering from eating disorders and people saying that we are beautiful the way we are even if we are imperfect. I also showed the clip to my boyfriend! It did help him to understand a part of what I went through.
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What is Dear Diary and what does it do?
Dear Diary is a YouTube channel that turns real teenagers’ stories into animations. Our team aims to create a strong and safe community for teens where they can share their emotional, awkward, heartbreaking and, most importantly, REAL stories and overcome the worst of their life’s hardships together. We invite you to share a personal story and there is a strong chance that we will turn it into animation! All of you are more than welcome to join our rapidly growing Dear Diary community!
We absolutely respect your privacy! So, if you prefer to stay anonymous, we won't mention your name or reveal other personal details since we understand that lots of people might be uncomfortable going public.
What kind of stories are accepted and are there any requirements?
We love to hear all kinds of stories! We have only one ground rule - your story needs to be REAL. Just like the one in your diary, you know? It can be about your family, relationships, friends, school, awkward moments… You name it! Your story needs to be as detailed as possible. We pay attention not only to the sequence of events in your story, but also how this particular experience made you feel or, for instance, what did you learn from it. But don’t worry - if we will notice that we need some extra information, we will contact you and send some questions related to your story. We just want to make sure that we get a full picture of it.
How can I share my personal story and get it animated?
All you have to do is to fill in our submission form. There is nothing complicated about it - we only need your contact details and your story, which has to be as detailed as possible! Our team will read and evaluate it and then decide whether your story will be animated.