This is our writing “recipe”: write your mother’s story, just the facts from beginning to end, in less than 2000 words, where you’re just a footnote. When you’re ready read it to one person.
For some, this writing prompt is enough and they’re off to the races, returning only to submit their story to our Archive. Most people require more guidance than that, though, which is totally okay. Register for an online workshop or get the workbook, Writing Women’s History…starting with your mother to start.
Hundreds of people from all over the world have submitted their finished stories to our Archive where they can be read online. Many of these stories have also been shared through different media developed by our Society – in books, ebooks, theatre performances, videos, and podcasts.
There’s more than one way to join our growing community of storytellers, facilitators, and supporters. Share mother stories with your friends. Sign up for our online workshop or bring a live one to your community. Become a partner and run a campaign for mother stories in your workplace, community, church or temple. Or get in touch with us to share your ideas so we can collaborate. Or simply sign up for our newsletter to get updates about upcoming events and project launches.
It started with a story. In 2004 Marilyn Norry, a Vancouver actor, writer, and story editor, was at a wedding listening to a friend when her friend said, “To know what I mean, you have to know my mother’s story” and proceeded to tell it.