“Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released."
Robin Moore, Author
Stories play a role in our lives from the moment we are born.
We enthusiastically begin to share them as soon as we are old enough to put words together, reveling in the joy of self-expression. We listen closely, gaining perspective and making meaning, as our parents tell them to us. We relay anecdotal moments to our friends and recount the happenings of the day with loved ones, creating community and connection and gaining self-knowledge and insights along the way.
Story, then, fulfills so many purposes in our lives. Homegrown Histories offers the opportunity to tell your unique story, keeping alive your personal memories, experiences and life lessons.
Through reflection and sharing, the significance and meaning of your life -- the essence of who you’ve been and who you are -- will be captured on film or audio recording and kept for future generations, ensuring that those who come after you truly know who you are and what their heritage is.
"There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and
heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice."
Michelle Obama, Becoming