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Artists, writers, filmmakers, educators, medical professionals, scientists, healers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, laborers, philanthropists, academics, photographers and storytellers of every ilk from across the globe—the ENDPAIN network is comprised of individuals from every background united by the common belief that mental, physical and emotional pain are nothing to feel shameful or guilty about.

We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and that by sharing our stories of pain and healing, we learn from and better empathize with one another.

We are catalysts for personal and societal change. We promote projects that help heal communities through grassroots efforts, advocate for open and honest dialogues about how our experiences shape our lives, and encourage individuals to replace shame-based narratives surrounding pain and trauma with stories of ownership and pride.

Our network is large and constantly growing. ENDPAIN has no dues or fees and no religious or political affiliations. Together, we believe we can reframe pain in a way that strips the word from its association with weakness or ineptitude. We believe we can minimize suffering by providing functional tools for healing. And we believe we can end the pain of feeling as though we’re alone on this planet we all call home.

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Meet the Team

Alison Hersel


Executive Director, Founder

As the founder of ENDPAIN, Alison is the driving force behind the brand’s mission and properties. With over a decade of experience in successful creative and corporate ventures, she operates and oversees ENDPAIN by directing the highest-caliber collaborators from various fields of expertise.

Robyn Carey



With experience in mathematics education and corporate medical management, Robyn brings an innate sense of logistics and process improvement to ENDPAIN. Robyn works with each department on global projects and resources, as well as directing the implementation of protocols that align ENDPAIN’s mission with the needs of the organization.

Sherwin Faryabi



With a background in information systems, Sherwin is responsible for leading the development and ongoing maintenance of ENDPAIN’s IT goals. He supports the overall mission of the platform by implementing a shared technological vision crafted together with the various ENDPAIN programs and departments.

Travis Mauck



Travis has shot short-films, music videos, commercials and video spotlights for the past ten years—always with his own unique style, and always with the utmost attention to detail. He now directs, shoots, edits and organizes all of ENDPAIN’s video content.

Fraser Hamersly


Executive Assistant

With a degree in philosophy and background in media production, Fraser’s passion for art and literature led her to working at ENDPAIN. As a supportive staff member to the rest of the team, she loves assisting on the diverse range of projects that ENDPAIN produces and curates.

Fraser Hamersly


Story Lead

As an American Studies major in college, Grace learned the importance of interdisciplinary thinking. This, her passion for storytelling, and her experience writing, acting, and producing audio narratives, shape her work at ENDPAIN.