Digital Story Archive

An ongoing story collection project

These are some people's story submissions of their comfort objects.

Click on an object below to read about them


I plan to continue collecting stories about people's comfort objects for the rest of my life! If you or a friend has a comfort object(s) you'd like to share with me, please click on the button below!

Information about the comfort objects and images were obtained from their owners through the google form survey above.

All owners have been alerted and agreed for their images and form answers to be used in the project.

If you have participated in this project, but wish to have your object removed, please email me and I will have them removed as soon as possible.

There are a series of facilitated performances and workshops made in conjunction to this work. To read about the workshops click the button below:

Sneak peak of offline version rendered by Kanda Design

Works Cited

McAfee, Tierney. “35 Percent Of UK Adults Bring Teddy Bears to Bed: Survey.” NBC Connecticut, NBC Connecticut, 4 Apr. 2012,; 

SHAFII, TARANEH. “The Prevalence and Use of Transitional Objects: A Study of 230 Adolescents.” Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, vol. 25, no. 6, 1986, pp. 805–808., doi:10.1016/s0002-7138(09)60199-0. ; 

Stagg, Steven D., and Yi Chih Li. “Transitional Object Use, Attachment, and Help‐Seeking Behaviour in Taiwanese Adolescents.” Asian Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 22, no. 2, 2018, pp. 163–171., doi:10.1111/ajsp.12352. ;

Kalpidou, Maria. “Sensory Processing Relates to Attachment to Childhood Comfort Objects of College Students.” Early Child Development and Care, vol. 182, no. 12, 2012, pp. 1563–1574., doi:10.1080/03004430.2011.630733.