LSA Profile: Why I became a biographer
Life Stories Australia Association, the representative body for life story professionals, today published an article I wrote about why I followed my dream to become a biographer. I now feel privileged to spend every day doing what I most love.
Here’s an excerpt:
I’ve lived and breathed storytelling all my life, both as a career and a hobby. Stories poured from my pencil as soon as I mastered the alphabet and continued throughout my childhood. In high school, I founded and ran the school magazine, and at uni, I wrote articles for the student newspapers. From an early age, my dad took me to the local library every week to borrow biographies—often 800-page tomes—of musicians, writers, artists, and political leaders.
I love getting to know people through their life stories—what it’s like to be them living their life; their motivations, experiences, passions, struggles and attitudes; and the lessons they have learned. Everyone has a unique and individual story to tell about how they experience the world. Our lives are full of relationships, adventures, challenges, victories and events that shape us. Life writing captures this richness and is a powerful way of communicating what you stand for, the lessons you’ve learned in life and the exciting journeys you’ve embarked upon.