Storycorps is coming to Austin in January, but this year there’s a twist. Storycorps is a nonprofit organization best known for its relationship with NPR, which often features segments of interviews. This year, Storycorps formed a community partnership with the Disability Visibility Project, a fantastic initiative that encourages people with disabilities and others in the community to share their stories via Storycorps in order to create a more robust and accessible archive of disability history.
It’s easy to participate and is an incredibly way to get your story out there. All interviews are housed at the Library of Congress, literally creating a time capsule for future generations. Certain interviews are also featured on NPR and its website, or on the Storycorps website.
In order to participate, you just need to register for a time slot. Registration opens up at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 22. You can sign up here or call this number: 1-800-850-4406.
I have tried to promote this opportunity via social media and I really hope that people in the Austin area will come out to share their stories about personal or family experiences with disability. I’ll definitely be signing up. Please consider doing the same!