Sensa Nostra makes no presumptions and holds no judgements. The life stories told to us through qualitative interviews are transcribed and transformed by our journalists into intimate, first-person, narratives, distilling only the pure, personal, experience of our sources. These articles are then enriched by our talented illustrators.
Sensa Nostra is a passion project, run entirely by volunteers. Desperate for a thrill, thirsty for knowledge and high on life, we are passionate about the beauty of human experiences in all colours, shapes, and sizes. Forgetting what society labels as “normal”, ditching the conventional, and exposing the multitude of realities around us, the Sensa Nostra archive shows us that nothing is what it seems, and everyone has a story to tell.
The archived voices of Sensa Nostra seek to open peoples’ eyes. They function to foster enlightenment, empathy, and awareness. By doing this, Sensa Nostra erodes barriers of prejudice that may otherwise prevent people from accepting others, encouraging critical self-evaluation and reflection. This challenging of one’s own thought paradigms and way of life may lead the way to renewed and deepened insight and empathy towards those who deviate from the norm. By facilitating understanding of the perspectives and lives of others, Sensa Nostra hopes to inspire and educate its audience, thereby helping people to not only realize why and how they live their lives, but also to consider novel alternatives.