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Writing women's history one mother at a time... since 2004.

Tell her story and discover your own.
It’s time to fill in the holes in our human tapestry. Who best to do it than you? And who best to inspire you than your mother?
All stories follow this recipe:
write the facts of your mother’s life from beginning to end in less than 2000 words where you are just a footnote.
Learn to Write Her Story
The Story of My Mother's Story
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...
About the Project
How can the human race evolve if we don't include the history of women?
My Mother’s Story is a project that encourages everyone to write the facts of their mothers’ lives. It’s about uncovering all the great stories we have within us so we can better appreciate what has shaped us – as individuals, as communities, and as the human race.
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"Sharing our stories is the oldest power we have." - Preti Taneja
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What was it like? Joy Coghill, Dolores Drake, Angela Parsons, Jenn Griffin, Lisa Bunting, and Sarah Hayward speak to their experience writing about their mothers. Hint: there’s a paradigm shift from how you saw her before you wrote.

Hundreds of people from all over the world have submitted their finished stories to our Archive where you can read them online. Many of these stories have also been shared through different media developed by our Society – in books, ebooks, theatre performances, videos, and podcasts.

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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.



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