by Iris Blue

A movement to help trauma survivors go from


The Phoenix People Project mission is

to change the idea society has of a victim to a victor. Someone who has survived trauma is stronger for it. And for trauma survivors, to not feel ashamed, lonely, or weak anymore. But to feel proud, connected, and strong. And make it easier, therefore, to look for help.

We do this by collecting, showing and creating space for people’s stories from Victim to Victor via:


In the coming two years I will interview 80/100 trauma survivors and collect their stories. From these stories, data will be collected to see if there are similarities. You can think of themes like feeling lonely, seeking therapy, and being proud. 


Most stories will be shown in a campaign on social media @phoenixpeopleproject on Instagram, tiktok, and LinkedIn. Also, on the website,
you can find these stories and share your own.


A few of the stories will be shown in a physical exhibition that will be able to travel to locations all over the world. For this exhibition, the interviews will be printed and accompanied by a photoshoot. This photoshoot will be a portrait picture made of a phoenix person holding a candle. 


Next to the exhibition, the documentary series can be shown. This will be an international series, we follow someone’s journey from victim to victor. Next to that, in each episode, we will collaborate with a healthcare organization and a charity organization. 

We also want to uphold the mission by making a space where people can meet, help and connect with each other via:


For people wanting to connect with other Phoenix people, there will be an app. In this app, people can chat with each other. Chat groups will be formed based on the type of trauma and location. This is so people could possibly also meet with each other offline. This app will make it easy for people to become a part of the movement. Also, in this app, it will be easy to keep everybody who might be interested up to date on all the news and incentives of the foundation.


The houses are physical places where everybody recovering from trauma can go to. It has a low threshold, and you can find the different things there:

  • a meeting place for phoenix people. with organized meet-up events.
  • coaches that will guide you through the process to find the right therapy and practitioner for you.
poster vierkan


Help us out

This project would not be possible without the donations of kind people. We want to spread the message wide and far. That is way next to donating, you can help the project by sharing it with your friends and family. The Phoenix People Project is made to help people feel less alone in their struggles, share it with someone who can use it.

We will use your donations for:

  • camera equipment
  • travel cost
  • payment for the crew


  • Follow the Instagram page. @phoenixpeopleproject
  • Share the Project and its messages: Share this page or the flyer you can download under need with friends and family or post on social media.
  • Share your own story on the website

About Iris

Personal Power Coach, Public Speaker, Maker Phoenix People

After having experienced my fair share of trauma myself, I felt so alone and disconnected from everyone and everything else. I thought I was weird, an alien, that I didn’t belong. Trauma itself is already hard.  But one of the worst things was how alone I felt because of it. 

That inspired me to create something for people to not feel so alone and ashamed. A place where they could find each other and themselves again. This is why I started the Phoenix People Project. So people can see they’re not alone in their experiences, but also to let them see there is a way out.

My vision is that what you have been through, doesn’t make you weaker, it makes you stronger. Be proud of it.

Share your story

There is power in sharing your story. It can not only help you with your recovery, but it can also help other people. This is because it shows people that they are not suffering alone. But only if you are fully willing and ready to do so. Especially if you came out of the other end. There is strength in vulnerability.

I need help

I hope this documentary series can offer you some support. Please don’t be afraid to look for help. For professional help, please consult your general practitioner. If that makes you uncomfortable, then I suggest that you seek counsel from someone you can trust. We try to select help organizations to team up with, so we can direct you to the right place.

stay involved

Share the Project, and its messages: Share this page with friends and family or post on social media. We want as many people as possible to know about it.