Ouch runs the disability part of the BBC website and a podcast on the BBC with a focus on disabled people and diverse stories.
BBC Ouch wants your funny, confusing or embarrassing stories about those awkward situations which occurred because you’re disabled or have mental health difficulties. It’s all about those awkward situations disabled people can find themselves in or those times when they told someone they were paralysed after being shot at by a drug lord, rather than admit they were born with spina bifida.
Re-live those unique moments at ‘Tales of the Misunderstood’ – a live storytelling event at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Whatever the tale, they are interested. All they ask is that the story is true, you are disabled or have a mental health difficulty, and that your story incorporates this.
If chosen, you’ll get to work with a top comedy script producer and perform it in front of an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August as well as see it filmed for the BBC website.
How to apply: find out full details, how to apply and watch some of the stories from their first live storytelling event
Submissions deadline: 9th July 2017
Source: BBC Writersroom