Hey, seeker!

Here’s the thing: we need connections not only to survive but to thrive. Belongingness stays at the core of human nature, which means that we all need it in a way or another.

With the «Upstairs» community, we created a safe place to amplify this feeling by sharing stories that make us better people, written by folks like me and you. A better mom, daughter, neighbor, son, citizen, employee, leader, teammate, entrepreneur, you name it.


We publish authentic narratives written by people like you and me. It’s a diversity that brings insightful perspectives on a wide range of topics that we encounter during our lives. This way, we can build bridges between us and better navigate the challenging times we’re facing.

Twice a month, on a Sunday, we pack a story and send it to you via email. There are no marketing tricks, no paid sponsors, and no tracking. Only plain text wrapped into what we all need a bit more in our lives: vulnerability, acceptance, and kindness. Here’s an example of what you’ll get.

Take a moment and read our manifesto. It gives you a sense of our values and what’s in it for you.

Lovely! Now enter your email address:

We’re grateful for joining people from all over the world who believe in the power of authentic stories.

Stay kind and safe,
—The team at Pixelgrade