There is no singular definition of a Mississippian. We come in all colors, and from all walks of life. And yet, our current state legislation protects no one from discrimination. Share your story with us: tell us about who you are and your experiences living in Mississippi.

In your story, answer a few of the following questions:

  • What is your name?
  • How long have you lived in Mississippi?
  • Tell us a bit about yourself, and how you identify (ex. your religion, race, sexual orientation, etc.)
  • Have you ever faced discrimination because of who you are?
  • How do you feel about Mississippi not having any state civil rights protections?
  • What are some of the major problems Mississippi faces, and how can they be improved?
  • Does your city have a non-discrimination ordinance, and if not, do you think they should adopt one?
  • What does Mississippi pride mean to you?
  • Do you feel like Mississippi is “home”? Why?
  • Do you think Mississippi treats its citizens fairly? Why or why not?

Send an email about yourself to and include a picture. We may share your story on this website, or on our Facebook or Instagram pages.