Welcome to Renegades Foundation
Making noise about silent struggles
Since starting in 2019 we have the goal of proving there is no room for stigma. There is no room for individuals feeling alienated or afraid. It's time to talk and keep talking until we all feel safe and comfortable.
The Renegades Foundation is here to share stories of people who have overcome struggles and set backs to prove that we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. Issues become more real when we hear from the people affected by them, and what better way to raise awareness than talking to the people directly affected. The more we talk, the easier it gets. We are making noise about all the things they try to keep us quiet about. Founder, Lucy, is here to share her experiences, advice and show the real side of navigating life as a young adult.
Join us as we prove our struggles do not define us.
About Renegades Foundation
Who We Are
Renegade: someone who challenges convention at just the right moment. Rejecting a set of normalised principles in favour of better ones.
Since launching in January 2019, our goal is to show we can overcome all struggles, all injuries and pains, by sharing our stories we can inspire others to do the same. We dedicate our time to helping end stigma, we will not silence ourselves for your comfort.
From grief, anxiety, relationships and more. There isn't anything we won't talk about.
Our first campaign "I am not defined" shared stories of individuals who have achieved great things despite being told they wouldn't. We spoke about mental health, organ donation, sexuality and bells palsy. We then shifted focus to a campaign called "spot me, save me" raising awareness on symptoms of mental illness, signs of suicide and side effects of medication.
Autumn 2020 we launched "Students vs Stigma" - showing how much university students have, and continue to struggle and why the government needs to pay attention. A series of blog posts from a wide range of students highlighted the reality if student life in the pandemic.
it's 2023, nearly 5 years of Renegades and there is no slowing down.