Stories are a natural way for people to communicate. People grow up enjoying stories and share ideas through stories.
We can use stories to share ideas about how to face our everyday challenges, helping us feel better in and about ourselves.
Our research explores the idea of using new forms of internet storytelling to help young women feel better about their body image.
The forms of storytelling we looked at are called digital fictions, they are interactive stories you can play.
This website shares the first stage of this research project. You will find information on the research methods and findings, information on digital fictions and opportunities to add your own stories.
If you want to know more about using stories and reading to help with psychological issues search with the term ‘bibliotherapy’ or narrative analysis.
You can also find out more about the funders and all the parties involved in this project here.