We’re Buibui

Hi, we’re Buibui.
We collect personal stories.

In these nine years, personal stories shared within the community are 45,778 and counting. Giving the courage to speak up to the horror-stricken. Extending options to survivors. Benefiting the outcast. Shelter to the hushed, ignored, and oppressed.

Membership is currently closed to be open soon for a limited time.

You can rise from failures, screw-ups, and falls. But you can never go back. You may not have signed up for a hero’s journey. But hurt happens. It happens to all of us. The second you fell down, get your butt kicked, suffered a disappointment, screwed up, or felt your heartbreak. It started. The only decision you get to make is what role you’ll play. Do you want to write the story or do you want to hand that power to someone else?

With that question in mind, I began a search in 2011. I started a publication to help me improve the quality of my choices by reading the stories I collect. Stories being read by millions of people, connecting and mending our tattered selves were unintentional pleasant suprise.

I started all this when some relationships in my life were in shambles. Right now not all things are well but I am at least in a better place than when I started.

— Joel Mwakasege,
Founder at Buibui and Editor in Chief

Life tips publication is found on Medium.com
November 17, 2011 – 2016

Life tips publication rename to Be yourself
2016 – 2020

Buibui publication is born

Buibui publication starts premium membership


We started our own magazine to expand our healing options.

Personal stories powers everything we do and for good reason.

I loved the article on depression. My ex-husband now deceased suffered from chronic depression for most of our 18-year marriage. He was under a doctor’s care but I never knew what the symptoms were.

He was always sleeping, always. It became frustrating because we could never go anywhere or do anything. He would come out of it and bathe and groom himself but as I think about it now it was hard for him.

My daughter, who is not a very loving or patient person said, “Charles always looks like he just got out of bed no matter when I see him.” I did not know at the time that this was a symptom of his depression and mental health. I was not very patient of loving either I guess and agreed with her.
— Jo Ann Harris

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