About My Life

What is the My Life Project?

For too long outsiders, mainstream media, and even movies have portrayed people in West Virginia as “lazy hillbillies” and worse.  Now is our chance to let people know what it’s really like in West Virginia. My Life focuses on the realities of life in West Virginia.  What it is like to struggle to fight for economic justice in a state that is historically poor and ignored by the larger society and how individuals and communities are creating their own change to survive and thrive under the current economic conditions.

Who is DAWG?

Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG) is a statewide grassroots organization comprised of current and former public assistance recipients, low wage workers, people living in poverty, and concerned individuals who come together to share information and ideas and to advocate for each other, their neighbors, and themselves.  Direct Action Welfare Group’s vision is the end of poverty in West Virginia.  In order to make this vision a reality, we advocate with low-income families for economic justice.

Why did DAWG start the My Life Project?

With so much control of the mainstream media today it is up to the people to develop methods in which to share the hidden stories and to speak truth to power. My Life gives people the opportunity to share their stories because there is power in the telling of untold stories.

What are the parts of the My Life Project?

My Life is a fairly new program and is evolving. But the following will give you an idea of the different components of the program.

My Life Blog – gives people a space to express their views on issues that affect their lives and share information about their community.

My Life Videos – consists of video interviews as well as digital storytelling.

My Life the Book – will consist of stories, essays, poetry, and photographs which will serve as a portrait of life in West Virginia.

My Life Website Policy

The opinions expressed by the My Life Contributors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Direct Action Welfare Group Inc. (DAWG). DAWG is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by contributors to this site, including contributions made by employees, board members, donors or volunteers who may contribute to this site from time to time.

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The views expressed by the contributors on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of this website, DAWG, other contributors, friends, neighbors or enemies. DAWG makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. DAWG will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. DAWG will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

This website and its contributors do not condone, endorse, or take responsibility for content of any websites linked to or linking to this website.

Comments/Posts on this website are the sole responsibility of their writers and the writer will take full responsibility, liability, and blame for any libel or litigation that results from something written in or as a direct result of something written in a comment/post.  DAWG does not condone censorship however, we reserve the right to edit or delete comments and/or posts without notice due to spam, hate speech, or comments/posts that are intended to inflame, spread hate, or denigrate an individual or entity.

This policy is subject to change at any time.