Presenting Your Past is a family affair.
As a keen writer, big sister Rachel is passionate about capturing people’s stories.
“As a child, I loved listening to familiar family stories. They gave colour to the old black and white photos and faded family trees.
However, as I grew older, we somehow lost some of these stories. Details were forgotten or confused. I really wish that someone had written down these stories, so that I could now pass them onto my children too.”
Rachel has a wide range of communication expertise, having worked as a researcher for numerous BBC TV and and radio programmes, and also working as a Government press officer.
She also published a novel for young people, "War Pigeon, Peace Dove," before setting up PYP 9 years ago.
For little sister Alice, it isn’t just about the stories, but it’s about the pictures too.
“We all know the phrase, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ I couldn’t agree more! However, without context and a little explanation, it’s often difficult to look back and remember the story behind the picture."
As passionate Life Story writers, the team also run Community Life Story Projects- www.thelifestoryteam.com, and Rachel is the volunteer lead for the Surrey Age UK Life Story Project, My Life, My Story.