I’m getting on the Weekly Roundup bandwagon! Each week, I’ll round up a collection of interesting links on family history, family resemblance, life stories and storytelling. Well, that and the occasional made-me-happy or left-quite-an-impression kind of link.
Alright, I’m just going to jump right in then!
Story spark idea: Using pictures to take a closer look at the turning points in people’s lives. I never thought of doing this! A great idea, especially if you have photos that really highlight the differences in demeanor (in this case, the person went from a tight-lipped Victorian to a free-spirited actress).
Convicts tell their life stories in this photography series, Reflect: Convicts’ Letters to Their Younger Selves.
A thought-provoking reflection on the changing nature of personal identity and the future you.
We’re so used to seeing old pictures in black and white, that’s it’s kind of strange (and wonderful!) to see pictures of Imperial Russia from 1910 in gorgeous, vibrant color.
And just because I think it’s great: the skinny on getting sick, losing weight, and then having people “compliment” you on how great you look.