Life Story Commons | University of Southern Maine

We are the storytelling species. We think in story form, speak in story form, and bring meaning to our lives through story. Stories inform, inspire, teach, and guide us.

Reclaiming story is part of our birthright. Telling our own story enables us to be heard, recognized, and acknowledged by others. We are eager to find our own voices by which we can be known to others. It is only through telling our own story that our truth can be told, and that the meaning of our life can be identified.