In the middle of Covid in 2020, Matthew joined the Human Library as a Book. He publishes with two topics: Disabled and Gay and you can read about his story here.
In 2020, Filip was diagnosed with cancer and got both of his legs amputated. Read about his story as an amputee and being an open book on the topic.
Since childhood, Linda has lived with a sense of people being around her. She’s an Open Book and shares her story of being a psychic healer, but also about living as an outsider.
Paris’ story, on the surface, is about the care system: how she got into it, what her experience was like, and how it is affecting her to this day. Mostly, however, her story is about making a life for herself despite all that happened and how to get something positive out of what she has experienced.
Andy and Bernadette have been married for more than 23 years. They are one of a very few couples that are also Books on our bookshelf.
Daniel is helping provide his Readers with the perspective of a man, who sees his wheelchair as anything but a limitation.
Jonathan, also known as Samantha Braxton, publishes as the topic “Transformista” – also equivalent to “Crossdresser”. It all started at Halloween 17 years ago, in 2005, when Samantha first came to life, and now she is a part of the Human Library Book Depot Lima.
Book of the month, Yoka, a Holocaust Survivor, grew up in a Jewish family in the Netherlands. Read about her story and learn more about her.
“I saw tears dropping from her eyes as I spoke about the violence and insecurity I faced as a child and how my parents worked hard to pull my family out of that environment”
“I feel I have a responsibility to talk about it and by having difficult conversations, I believe I make it easier for others to share their stories.”