My Mother's Story is creating an Archive of Women's History
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We are Mothership Stories Society, a non-profit dedicated to telling women's history one mother at a time. Formed in 2008 in Vancouver, we use a writing template established by Marilyn Norry to encourage people to simply write the story of their mothers' lives so the truth of what women have experienced in the 20th century won't be forgotten or dismissed or censored. Also, stories written this way are great! Not testimonials or platitudes, these stories reflect the extraordinary lives of ordinary women.

We create workshops and campaigns to gather stories and then make things out of the stories we collect - books, theatrical events, our online Archive at mymothersstory.org. These creations have all paid for themselves through a combination of grants, sponsorships, ticket and book sales. As any artist knows though, you can't get grants for building infrastructure, setting up legal language, marketing including all websites - these things have been accomplished through many volunteer hours.

We know it works - the writing, the community, the books, the creations - and we are now looking for Patrons like you, people who get this project and what it could mean - to help us launch this project out of Vancouver and into the world. We're building a greater online presence through online workshops, podcasts, and finding a larger community, both online and live, and that means more time and more money. We've debated using online ads on our website but promoting widgets beside someone's heartfelt mother's story just seems gross.

We're appealing to Patrons to keep this project ad free and open to everyone worldwide (not just the wealthy who can afford expensive courses), so we can share women's history from all walks of life and change how people see the lives of women and mothers in their lives, in history and in the future.   

And did we mention how sharing these stories bring families together? And break down the cultural silos within communities where people are living side by side but don't understand one another? And how you'll gain a new appreciation for your mother? And how you'll learn the skills of telling great stories and free your own voice? You can find out more about this project and other side effects at www.mymothersstory.org

Please join us. 

Tiers
Cheerleaders
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You're part of the community!! 

With this contribution you get: 

- a Patron star beside your mother's story in our Archive.

- your name on our My Mother's Story Patron page

- a subscription to our monthly newsletter

Midwives
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Now it's time to get involved

You get everything in the above tier 

PLUS

a copy of Writing Women's History

Labour Leaders
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything in the tiers above

PLUS 

membership for you OR a friend to our online workshop

Prime Ministers
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the benefits of the previous tiers 

PLUS

- another copy of Writing Women's history 

- membership for you AND a friend in our online workshop

Mothers
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the above PLUS

- Our newsletter named in honour of your mother for one year

- a copy of My Mother's Story: The Originals

Motherload
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the benefits of the previous tiers 

PLUS a copy of My Mother's Story: North Vancouver (that's ALL the books!)

Mothership
$500 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You get the benefits of the previous tiers 

PLUS our Founder, Marilyn Norry, will interview you and write your mother's story

Goals
$0 of $500 per month
Money equals time. You're busy; we're busy. Those of us creating Mothership right now work 2-5 other jobs each as well. With this kind of funding we would be able to drop at least one of these jobs, pay ourselves a bit to finish infrastructure projects that have no other revenue: marketing our new book Marilyn's Writing Women's History starting with your mother; getting the new website and Archive working better so we can engage and connect with people and groups across Canada and the US; creating better curriculum for our online workshop which includes an active online community. We would also put money away to fund our next book of stories from the Mother's Story Lab. .
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We are Mothership Stories Society, a non-profit dedicated to telling women's history one mother at a time. Formed in 2008 in Vancouver, we use a writing template established by Marilyn Norry to encourage people to simply write the story of their mothers' lives so the truth of what women have experienced in the 20th century won't be forgotten or dismissed or censored. Also, stories written this way are great! Not testimonials or platitudes, these stories reflect the extraordinary lives of ordinary women.

We create workshops and campaigns to gather stories and then make things out of the stories we collect - books, theatrical events, our online Archive at mymothersstory.org. These creations have all paid for themselves through a combination of grants, sponsorships, ticket and book sales. As any artist knows though, you can't get grants for building infrastructure, setting up legal language, marketing including all websites - these things have been accomplished through many volunteer hours.

We know it works - the writing, the community, the books, the creations - and we are now looking for Patrons like you, people who get this project and what it could mean - to help us launch this project out of Vancouver and into the world. We're building a greater online presence through online workshops, podcasts, and finding a larger community, both online and live, and that means more time and more money. We've debated using online ads on our website but promoting widgets beside someone's heartfelt mother's story just seems gross.

We're appealing to Patrons to keep this project ad free and open to everyone worldwide (not just the wealthy who can afford expensive courses), so we can share women's history from all walks of life and change how people see the lives of women and mothers in their lives, in history and in the future.   

And did we mention how sharing these stories bring families together? And break down the cultural silos within communities where people are living side by side but don't understand one another? And how you'll gain a new appreciation for your mother? And how you'll learn the skills of telling great stories and free your own voice? You can find out more about this project and other side effects at www.mymothersstory.org

Please join us. 

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Tiers
Cheerleaders
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
You're part of the community!! 

With this contribution you get: 

- a Patron star beside your mother's story in our Archive.

- your name on our My Mother's Story Patron page

- a subscription to our monthly newsletter

Midwives
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Now it's time to get involved

You get everything in the above tier 

PLUS

a copy of Writing Women's History

Labour Leaders
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You get everything in the tiers above

PLUS 

membership for you OR a friend to our online workshop

Prime Ministers
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all the benefits of the previous tiers 

PLUS

- another copy of Writing Women's history 

- membership for you AND a friend in our online workshop

Mothers
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You get all of the above PLUS

- Our newsletter named in honour of your mother for one year

- a copy of My Mother's Story: The Originals

Motherload
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
You get the benefits of the previous tiers 

PLUS a copy of My Mother's Story: North Vancouver (that's ALL the books!)

Mothership
$500 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You get the benefits of the previous tiers 

PLUS our Founder, Marilyn Norry, will interview you and write your mother's story