With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good time to think about the ways you can collect the  stories of the moms in your life. In today’s roundup we’ve got advice for an aspiring personal historian, ideas on how to capture the story, and some example of the pros doing it well.

Samantha Shubert, editor and co-founder of Remarkable Life Memoirs, finds that the HBO series Girls is the unlikely source for some terrific advice for budding personal historians in C’mon, Get Happy.

“Even fans regularly used the word “cringe” in their reviews. Cringe-worthy aspects of Girls included everything from mindblowingly awful wardrobe choices to sex that was regularly portrayed as ill-advised, embarrassing, and frankly unattractive.” (continued)

 

Michelle Sullivan of Michelle Sullivan Communications kicks off the Equitas changemakers series in The #Equitas50 Campaign: APH’s Personal Historians Tell the Stories of Human Rights Changemakers Around the World.
“The nature of the work of human rights activists is such that they often remain in the shadows. Whether because of threats to their own safety or to those whose rights they fight to protect, their stories often remain untold.” (continued)

 

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Shannon Stallone

Shannon Stallonejoined the Association of Personal Historians in 2014 and began her business as a Personal Biographer providing services to the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent more than twenty years in the social services field working with individuals with developmental disabilities and the elderly. This work not only enhanced her listening skills but bolstered her belief that everyone truly does have a story to tell.
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