Stories

Undocumented

PositiveNegatives is bringing the experiences of young undocumented people to life using comics and animations. We are collaborating with Kids in Need of Defense UK and Let us Learn to…

Sumi's Story

Sumi's Story highlights the gender based violence (GBV) in the garment industry in Bangladesh. Her story was released as part of CARE International's campaign to end GBV in the Asian…

Aissata's Story

Bucking the trend of a global increase in female genital cutting (FGC), communities around the world are renouncing the practice through community-led conversations. Aissata, a Senegalese survivor of  FGC, went on to…

Dear Habib

Dear Habib brings to life the incredible challenges, and opportunities, that young unaccompanied migrants face. The animation follows Habib, who journeyed to the UK from Afghanistan at just 14, and…

North Star Fading

This 'zoom animation' is inspired by the testimonies of 4 Eritrean refugees who fled their homes to make the dangerous journey across Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya to Europe. Illustrated by…

A Perilous Journey

'A Perilous Journey' is a trilogy of 3 comics based on testimonies taken from Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Scandinavia in July 2015. The three Syrians in the story (names…

Born Julia and Julius

Commissioned by the Open Society Foundations (OSF), "Born Julia and Julius" is a testimony of one man's experience of growing up in Uganda as an intersex person. Illustrated by Gabi Froden. Animated…

Abike

Commissioned by The Guardian and facilitated by The Poppy Project, Abike's story is a first person illustrated testimony of one woman's experience of being trafficked from Nigeria to London. Illustrated…

Fleeing into the Unknown

'Fleeing into the Unknown: A Journey from Eritrea to England' recently launched in the The Huffington Post. This comic was kindly funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This comic illustrated the journey of…

Hooked

Hooked is a five-part comic of the human impact of the international drugs trade. Produced for the BBC 'Focus on Africa' programme and published in 10 languages, we developed the script…

Migrants on the Margins

Migrants on the Margins features the illustrated life histories of four people with whom PositiveNegatives worked in 2017 for the ESRC-funded project 'The Unknown City: the (In)visibility of the Urban…

Meet the Somalis

In collaboration with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) we produced a series of fourteen comics, based on personal testimonies, that highlight integration issues of the Somali communities across seven cities of Europe - London,…

Until we are all free

Until we are all free is a visual representation of the WhatsApp conversation between Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish journalist who has been detained on Manus Island for the past 5…

Safer From Harm

In collaboration with the LSE International Drug Policy Unit and facilitated by the Ana Liffey Drug Project, these posters depict the stories of three people affected by the use of…

Almaz

The story visualised in 'Almaz' is that of thousands of domestic workers in Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf region. Globally, domestic work is often an ‘invisible’ industry, taking place…

Enrique's Shadow

Commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross, celebrating the International Day of the Disappeared, Enrique’s Shadow is a first person illustrated testimony about missing people in conflict. The fieldwork…

An Empty Promise

Commissioned by The Danish Refugee Council, 'An Empty Promise' tells the story of one woman's journey from Nigeria to Sicily, particularly highlighting the dangers she faced while crossing Libya. Illustrated…

Daria. A Roma Woman's Journey

Daria: A Roma Women's Journey, highlights some of the issues that Roma women face everyday. Based on fieldwork conducted in Eastern Europe in August 2015. Produced for the United Nations…

Dana's Story

Commissioned by CARE International UK, ‘Dana’s Story’ is a first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Syria. Dana’s husband…

Nadia's Story

Commissioned by CARE International UK, ‘Nadia’s Story’ is a first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a Yazidi refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Iraq. Nadia…

The Vanni

Funded by the Arts Council England, we are currently developing a 200+ page graphic novel, The Vanni, focusing on the Sri Lankan conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of…

Into Our Own Hands

Commissioned by UN Women Arabic, ‘Into Our Own Hands’ tells the story of Nora, who is displaced in Iraq. Illustrated by Asia Alfasi.

Living on the Margins

Living on the Margins is the artistic outcome of two different research projects that aim to understand war-to-peace transitions in Sri Lanka and Nepal. The project involved a collaboration with…

Amnesty International: I Welcome

Commissioned by Amnesty International UK for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, these graphics re-imagine the stories of six strong refugee women who face terrible danger…

What The Girls Say: The Difficult Journey Home

What The Girls Say: The Difficult Journey Home centers on the story of one girl and her journey from being recruited, life within the armed group, the stigma experienced back…