Share Your Story

 

Share Your Story

 

Your story is unique and will inspire others in their own journey. Sharing your story is one of the most powerful things you can do to help others affected by Borderline Disorder. With your unique story, you have the capacity to inspire others and inform the discussion about Borderline Disorder. 

Thinking About Your Story

Your story is yours, to tell however you think best.  As you think about what you want to share, some ideas that may get you thinking about your story are:

  • What important skills or insights have you gained about yourself  through your journey with Borderline Disorder?

  • What do you wish people knew about you?

  • What do you wish people knew about your experiences with Borderline Disorder?

  • How have you been able to meet the challenges of Borderline? What advice would you have for others? What do you know now that you wish you had known before?

  • What gives you strength day-to-day?

  • What has worked for you in your journey with Borderline Disorder to help you bring about a better life for yourself?

Video Recording Tips and Tricks

  • If using a phone, film with the main camera at the back of your device.

  • Place  your phone on a stable surface and record in “Landscape” mode (with your phone on its side).

  • If you know how, add a grid (a setting in the camera app) to help align your video against your background.

  • Use a wide-angle (if that is an option), and set yourself a few feet away from the camera.

  • Lighting makes a big difference. If filming inside, use as many lights as possible, with lights in front of you and to the side so that you don’t end up creating a silhouette.  

  • Be sure to avoid wearing clothing that has visible logos or text  - wear simple, solid colors if possible.

  • Try to limit background sound and think about talking clearly into the camera.

  • If you are soft-spoken, speak up in a clear voice, that sounds natural.

  • Turn off phone notifications before you begin recording.

  • Make sure your phone has enough space to save your recording.

  • Set your smart phone on a surface that is rattle free. Check for sound quality before you record.