Sylvia Whitman, founder of Share Your Stories
PLACES OF PUBLICATION (partial list)
941CEO, Boston Globe Magazine, Boston Phoenix, Bride’s, Calliope, Career World, Child Life, Cobblestone, Faces, France Today, Harvard Magazine, Horn Book, Hudson Valley, Human Rights, The Humanist, Inside, Journal of the West, Ladies Home Journal, Law and Order, Los Angeles Times, Louisiana Life, McCall's, Miami Herald, The National Culinary Review, Reader's Digest, The Rotarian, Sarasota Magazine, Seventeen, Sky, Southern Magazine, Spider, Student Lawyer, Tulanian, Venice Magazine, The Writer, Writer's Digest
As a reader, writer, editor, and college instructor, I have been rounding up stories for as long as I can remember.
Some of the most important stories come straight from real life. You can write your own, but not everyone has the time or inclination. I founded Share Your Stories to offer my expertise: think of me as a midwife. You have a story to tell, and my job as a personal historian is to help you deliver it.
In your voice. For your audience. As your legacy.
APH gives an overview of personal history--what it is and why people create it.The association also offers tips to prepare you for the journey back into your own life.
As APH advises, chat with any personal historian you're thinking of hiring. I need to understand your goals, and you, or whoever is being interviewed, need to feel that I will be a skillful steward of your story.
ORAL HISTORY PROJECTS