FAQ

How do I post a story?
Go to “share your story” and follow the prompts. You can post a doc. or audio or video story. Stories must be under 950 words or under 7 minutes.

Upload a photo or an original image to be featured or we’ll place an image for you.

If you have any problems, email mahaniatstorysistas.com, or text/whatsapp +1 512 800 2541.

Can I post anonymously?

Yes. You can choose a pseudonym or put anonymously. Upload an original image to be featured.

Who can post a story?
Women 50 or older.
Can I post a story in a language other than English?
Yes, please provide an English translation.
Who or what is StorySistas?

StorySistas is a community of women 50+ who connect through sharing personal stories at gatherings and online at StorySistas.com.  It was founded in April 2016 by Mahani Zubedy in Austin Texas.

 

How do I start StorySistas in my town?

Pick a day to gather and a schedule that you can stick to. Eg. First Saturday every third month.

Secure a location like a public library that allows sack lunch or a restaurant with private space. StorySistas gatherings are social events, allow for lunch or coffee/tea so women can meet new friends and old, have a meal or snack, and share stories.

Invite women 50+ to tell a personal story on any topic, about 4- 7 minutes long. 

Announce and promote the gathering via meetups or social media one to two months ahead.

Request one line about the story and 30 word fun bio from storytellers.

Announce on meetup or social media story titles/tellers and one line about each story, a week before gathering. (Optional)

Email story tellers the program before the gathering.

At the gathering

Welcome women and provide name tags. Have a sign-up sheet. 

Storytellers who agree to be videoed sign an agreement. 

Allow an hour of socializing before starting story telling.

Welcome women, thank story tellers and women for coming, read bios of story tellers in the order of stories and start the story telling. When there’s more than 6 story tellers, break into 2 groups with a 5 minute bathroom break. 

Thank storytellers, thank everyone, announce the next meet, take a group photo. (Optional)

Note 

Samples of announcements, emails to storytellers, flyers, agreements, etc. will be emailed to you.

StorySistas is one word with the middle S in big font. Use CocoGothic or Calibri

Questions? Email [email protected]

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