I love to write!
I think about word combinations in my spare time and I get giddy over it. But you might not, and that's cool. Or, you might, but you're a little muddled. That's cool, too. That's where I come in.
I love helping you write! I'll guide you in telling YOUR story, in YOUR voice, painlessly and more than likely, over snacks (I also love to eat).
I can help you craft your story, your wedding toast, your artist statement, your personal college essays --- pretty much anything with a personal component. We'll tap into your unique voice and perspective, making the finished product memorable and authentically you.
Let's Make History!
If you don't tell your story, who will?
SOMEONE ELSE WILL, in THEIR voice, through THEIR eyes and THEIR experience. But only YOU can tell YOUR story, in YOUR voice through YOUR experience, and I would love to help you do that.
No one can tell your story like you can. But, people will try, and they will tell your story the way they have experienced it, interpreted it, or remembered it. That's what we do as humans.
One of my favorite examples involves Thanksgiving turkey (not just because I love to eat). I was spending Thanksgiving with my boyfriend's family, and we were discussing different ways we all make our turkey. His wealthy, generous, aunt was hosting, and she started to share that their family tradition was to cut off the appendages and bake them separately, "to let get them perfectly crispy."
At that point, her mother, my boyfriend's grandmother, Arlene, began to laugh. "No, no, no!" Once she caught her breath, she explained that they weren't as financially fortunate growing up, and her mother could only afford a small pot. The turkey didn't fit into it, so she cut off the appendages. When Arlene married the love of her life, they were also struggling, and so that's the way she made her turkey as well. Her husband eventually made them wealthy through hard work and wits, but she kept the tradition as a sentimental tie to her parents and her happy childhood.
I've worked with folks who have been part of monumentally historical events, but this is the story that gets me every time. And we're all harboring a gem like this.
“We have them in our murals, we have them in our kitchens, we have them in our anecdotes,” said Ms. Diaz of the neighborhood’s stories. “But if they’re not written down, our culture is lost.”