The i’Mpossible Project: Reengaging With Life, Creating a New You
Storytelling is one of our oldest traditions—yes, even older than the hokey pokey. Stories can make us laugh or cry… or both at the same time. They can teach, inspire and even ignite an entire movement.
The i’Mpossible Project is a collection of powerful stories. They’re gritty, deep, heartwarming—and guaranteed to help you discover new possibilities in your life.
The stories in this first volume are all about overcoming obstacles, reengaging with life, and creating new possibilities—a son’s homicide, a transgender man finding love, coming back from the brink of suicide, finding your funny in the face of overwhelming odds, and more…
Publication Date: 1/13/2016
Paperback ISBN/SKU: 978-0-9860964-9-5
Available at all major retailers (Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Books a Million)
E-book ISBN/SKU: 978-0-9860964-8-8
Available online at iBooks, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Oyster
Author/Curator Contact Info
About the Author/Curator
Josh Rivedal is an author, actor, playwright, and international public speaker. He has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and diversity in 100+ locations across the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. He has served on the board of directors for the NYC chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He wrote and developed the one-man play, Kicking My Blue Genes in The Butt (KMBB), which has toured extensively in three countries. His memoir The Gospel According to Josh: A 28-Year Gentile Bar Mitzvah, based on KMBB and published by Skookum Hill in 2013, is on The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s recommended reading list. He writes for the Huffington Post. He is the founder and executive director of The i’Mpossible Project--a non-profit media company designed to entertain, educate, and engage on suicide prevention, mental health, diversity and social change. Recent releases with The i’Mpossible Project: How to Live Mentally Well and Crush it in College, and How to Live Mentally Well and Crush it in High School.
"What a fantastic honest book for cancer crushers and caregivers: I’ll definitely be recommending it the cancer community! " - Ethan Zohn, 2x Cancer Survivor, Megaphone for the Young Adult Cancer Community, Winner of SURVIVOR Africa & TV Personality
“A powerhouse book” - Jenna Talackova, Canadian model and television personality
"Very nice piece. It introduces pain of loss but with the hope that lives can be saved." - Eric Hipple, former NFL Quarterback Detroit Lions
"Reading the stories in this book will help anyone overcome obstacles and succeed.” - Ian Harvie standup comedian, transman
"Each story pulled at my heart and inspired me to live a fuller and more purpose driven life. I would recommend this book as a daily source of courage, inspiration and hope." - Carol Graham, wife of Major General Mark Graham who lost one son to the war in Iraq and the other to suicide.
A Brief Note About the 50 Authors
“The authors in this book are some of the strongest, most resilient people I have ever met. They have overcome their son’s homicide (Jenny Rietveld) and started an LGBT youth suicide prevention hotline and won an Academy Award (James Lecesne). They hold top positions at some of the best colleges and universities across the U.S. (Judy Thrasher, and Jenn Burton). They are out, proud and starting mini and macro movements because of their story (Claire Kaufman, Matthew Shaffer, and Ryan Cassata). They are managing physical health challenges and starting online followings to benefit others who are dealing with their same challenge (Mariagrazia Buttitta, Holly Bertone, and Megan Starshak). These folks are remarkable and I’m honored to have them in this book.”
– Josh Rivedal