Welcome to the Occupational Narratives Database

The Occupational Narratives Database is a collection of digital stories from people of all ages and ability around the world. The digital stories highlight the rich and diverse occupations that give meaning to people’s lives. Through the stories, people are able to share their occupation and what it means to them in their daily lives. Conversely, people may also describe an occupation they are unable to participate and the impacts that has on their health and wellbeing. As occupation is the primary domain of occupational therapists, the digital stories also illustrate the value of what the occupational therapy profession offers to people globally in enabling occupational participation and social inclusion.

Watch our introductory video to learn more about the Occupational Narratives Database.

Latest Stories

A meaningful occupation encompasses activities that bring about satisfaction, recognition, and overall improvements in well-being(AOTA,...
Managing a chronic condition that interferes with daily occupation....
Its about how i started crochet and why i like doing it.
A first time mom describes what being a mom means to her.
The occupation of baking is something that I enjoy, especially baking for others. This is...
this video is about my daily activity in which I show what a meaningfull...

Tell your story

Contribute your story to the collection of “how and why we do” in the world.