This collection of inspirational narratives, curated by the popular founder of Uplifting Content,is sure to change your perspective—and maybe even restore your faith in humanity.
If you can’t bear to watch the news lately, you’re not alone. Luckily, Ione Butler is here to offer you some respite. As the founder of Uplifting Content, a social media platform followed by over 1.5 million people, she understands the power of inspirational true stories—the kind we don’t see covered enough these days. Here, she presents an eclectic group of narratives—some from people she’s met in her own travels; others crowdsourced from the uplifting content community or taken from the headlines.
You’ll meet remarkable individuals like Danny Chew, an avid bicyclist who became paralyzed from the waist down after a road accident, yet kept right on going; Daniel Kish, a blind man who learned to “see” using echolocation; and Destiny Watford, a high school student whose passionate activism helped save her town, once known as “the most polluted zip code in America.”
The stories are grouped around themes like human connection, overcoming adversity, acts of service, and pursuing your passion. Butler also shares her own narrative of depression, and her firm belief that focusing on the good in the world brought her back from the brink. Now, she hopes to do the same for others who might be struggling. Uplifting Stories reminds you that most people really are good at heart—even if their voices sometimes get lost in the noise.
Ione Butler is an actress, speaker, and entrepreneur who founded Uplifting Content, a digital media platform followed by over 1.5 million people globally. She studied at two prestigious drama schools in the UK before moving to Los Angeles in 2012. Uplifting Stories is her first book. She also produces a weekly podcast, and continues to work on film, TV, and voice-over projects while building and developing her brand. Ione can often be found at music and art festivals with friends, spending time in nature, and traveling the world for work and fun.