Thanks, Radiolab, for turning my fascination with storytelling into an even bigger passion. We Tell Stories began as my thesis project, where I sought to explore the way people tell their stories. I started with three prompts (passion, happiness & something hard,) so that each story would have a common thread, and asked ten people for three stories related to those prompts. I was amazed at the themes that came up over and over, and was unexpectedly amazed at the way the stories were told - voices changing, hands moving, emotions running wild. Each story was recorded and transcribed, connections were made, and an eventual exhibition will display the stories and invite others to share their own.
This project is still in process — there's a lot left to do, so keep checking back!