Your Storied Life: Unique Biographical Portraits (YSL) combines the disciplines of genealogy, history, psychology, journalism, and creative non-fiction in an effort to discover and thoughtfully write about that which makes a person unique.
We believe that every person—literally every person—is a unique, particular individual with important and fascinating experience. Celebrated in their lifetime or quietly overlooked, we want to help tell part of the detailed story. At YSL, all lives are "storied".
What We Do
Any life, considered carefully, is incredibly complex. What makes a person unique is his or her particular version of the struggle and enjoyment of life.
YSL endeavors to discover, understand, honor, and thoughtfully present the distinguishing elements of a person’s life without glossing over difficulties experienced or mistakes made.
We use the following tools in the process:
Genealogy resources like ancestry.com, family search, and more
Unique, personally tailored "Psychobiographical Questionnaire"
Email, telephone, and video conferencing interviews
Full access to newspaper clipping sites like newspapers.com, newspaperarchives.com, genealogybank.com, and more
Decades of experience in: clinical psychology, creative writing, genealogy, and thoughtful inquiry about being human
Our collaborative artistic aesthetic in presenting engaging stories
Recent YSL Portfolio
Who We Are