Backstories 2021

Ryan Steed

For Ryan, learning to love what he sees in the mirror was a journey with many obstacles along the way.

Content Warning: This story contains themes of body dysmorphia. 

Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in backyards across Perth and regional Western Australia. In 2021, Backstories featured locations in Margaret River, South Fremantle, Midland, Quinns Rocks and more.

Backstories 2021 in Mount Lawley was made possible with funding from Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Centre for Stories Founders Circle, and City of Bayswater.

This story was collected at our Mount Lawley backyard. It features Ryan Steed sharing his story of learning to love what he sees in the mirror, and the many obstacles along the way.

Copyright © 2021 Ryan Steed.

This story and corresponding images have been licensed to the Centre for Stories by the Storyteller. For reproduction and distribution of this story/image please contact the Centre for Stories.