Stigma Kills

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Stigma is far-reaching and deeply damaging. Prejudice drives people to become depressed, isolated and in the worst cases, commit suicide. We’re often unaware that we’re making judgments that stigmatise but changing our attitudes and being more mindful of our behaviour can literally save lives. Our aim is to end stigma and build empathy.

Empathy saves lives.


Be A Star

We believe creativity is a powerful way to challenge hate and stigma. From film, music, art and spoken word, these are all ways we can connect with and learn from each other.

This year we are launching ‘Be a Music Star’. It is inspired by the life of an amazing young person at Life in my Shoes who spent his life struggling against hate and misunderstanding. Whatever life threw at him, he never gave up, always rising above any challenges with dignity and hope.

Backed by a host of high profile ambassadors including Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Rudimental, Danny O’Donaghue and Sway, the ‘Be a Music Star’ competition winner will get the chance to have a song produced by an acclaimed music producer and be mentored by music industry professionals.

Competition launching soon
Emeli Sande
Tinie Tempah


Life in my Shoes is an important campaign which connects young people with issues that they should know about.Ashley Walters, star of C4’s
BAFTA Award-winning ‘Top Boy’

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2011 Hearing Unheard Voices2012 Cannes Film Festival2012 The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards2012 Mayor of London Team Awards2013 National Lottery Awards2013 Charity Times AwardsUK Sexual Health Awards Finalist 2014

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Whether you join us for just a single step or the whole journey, your involvement contributes to ending stigma and making history.

Empathy is in our nature... it just needs a little nurture.
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Share your story

Life in my Shoes celebrates difference by seeing life from other people’s perspectives. If you have something you think will increase understanding and empathy, share your story…what’s life like in your shoes?

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