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)
“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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