Viral Stories

This July, Living Positive Victoria will be hosting Viral Stories – a public storytelling night where people with HIV tell stories they have always wanted to tell.

We are seeking expressions of interest from people with HIV based in Melbourne* who are interested in telling their story on the night. You don’t need to be a storyteller, writer, or performer – just a person with something to share.

HIV is more than being diagnosed or taking medication, so we want you to share a story that is important to you. Be it a heart-warming story of love despite the odds, a hilariously awkward story of miscommunications gone awry, an adventure you’ve had, or some hard-earned wisdom you would like to share.

The story is up to you and does not need to focus on HIV. We want this night to be an entertaining and engaging night of people living with HIV telling the stories about their lives that they want to tell.

If you are chosen to participate you will be supported by an experienced storyteller who will help you craft your story. We expect the stories to be around ten minutes long and they will be told in front of a live audience. Please note that you need to be available throughout June and July to workshop your story and prepare for the event.

How to apply:

Please send:

A short video introducing yourself and why you want to be a part of this event. (2-3 minutes maximum)
Write us a short summary of the story you want to share! (200 words maximum)


Applications close Friday 26 May.

If you have any questions about the application process or the event, please contact Beau on

*Applications from regional Victoria are welcome if you’re able to travel to Melbourne to take part in the workshop and event

Living Positive Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.