We've Hit Our Funding Goal!
WHAT A RIDE!
Treasured backers - I am thrilled to announce that we have hit our funding goal for this first phase of Life Stories for the Ages!
I cannot thank you enough for believing in this service of capturing the life stories of older adults - a generation of pioneers and rebels who have so much to teach us about resilience and perseverance.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Over the next few months we will primarily be producing sample life stories in the form of audio-only interviews, due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic. We will dip our toes into the world of virtual video recording, but ultimately set our sights on conducting in-person videotaped interviews with safety protocols implemented.
IN THE MEANTIME...
I can't wait to share with you an excerpt from a life story interview I am currently editing! It's an interview with 82-year-old Maxine (Max) Junge, an LA native who grew up during the Hollywood Blacklist era and whose father was a founder of the Writer's Guild. Max is an artist and retired art therapist who left LA in her 60s and moved to Whidbey Island, WA. Last year she drove across the country with her son to live near him in Beacon, NY. Am I giving away too much? Nope. There's so much more to Max's story. Stay tuned!
Thank you all so much for your support during this uncertain time. Every single dollar contributed has meant so much to me. I'm excited to engage with community elders, get creative and deliver lasting life story gems to older adults and their family members.