Being Misunderstood
Making a Mistake
Road Rage
You Get Me

Your stories, from your perspective, are needed.

To begin to submit your story, click on the specific experience of interest above. Clicking the particular lived experience picture will direct you to guided questions that will help to outline your experience. Your participation will take between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the amount of detail you provide.

At no time will you be asked to provide information that can personally identify you (like name, date of birth, or address). I am interested in learning about people’s stories, not in knowing who people are. Also, you will not be asked to provide any personal contact information, nor will you be required to establish login credentials. Beyond the time needed to complete the online forms, no additional time will be required. Your participation in a LEN research project is entirely voluntary.

By amassing an array of diverse experiences, we can help to inform professionals in caring roles about how they can better understand the meaningfulness of people’s lived experiences.

Thank you again for your interest in the LEN Program of Research. It is exciting to think about the understanding that is possible with a diverse range of stories about people’s experiences with suspicion, lying, hope, being misunderstood, a sense of ‘you get me’, road rage, forgiveness, and mistakes.


Sara Nickerson-White, PhD
Principal Investigator of the LEN Program of Research
Professor, Humber College

Purpose of this Program of Research

The purpose of the LEN Program of Research is (1) to understand how people understand eight different lived experiences as meaningful from within their situatedness, and (2) to better understand the essential nature of each of the eight phenomena under study.

Who Can Participate?

Anyone who is 18 years of age or older and who has a lived experience with one of the phenomena under study that they are willing to share.

Ethics Information

The LEN Program of Research has been approved by the Humber Research Ethics Board. Participants can verify the ethical approval of this program of research or raise any concerns by contacting the Humber Research Ethics Board (Dr. Lydia Boyko, REB Chair, 416-675-6622 ext. 79322, or

Participation is completely voluntary, and participants can withdraw from participation at any time as they are completing the online forms. Once the online forms have been submitted, however, participation cannot be revoked. Pulling already submitted data is difficult because of the lack of personally identifying information. Completing the online forms affirms that each participant gives their informed consent to participate in the specific LEN research project.