Every Voice Matters

mq1ReelAbilities Chicago is partnering with StoryCorps to create a unique opportunity, born of two complementary missions.  The mission of ReelAbilities: to share the human experience of disability through art, film, and stories.  The mission of StoryCorps: to provide people of all backgrounds with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of their lives.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it… Share your story with a close friend at StoryCorps in Chicago on Friday, September 11th, 2015!!!  We are offering a full day of recording sessions in connection with the festival at the StoryBooth, located on the 1st floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. To sign up, contact matt@reelabilitieschicago.org stating your interest, and we will send you a Reservation link and password. There are just a handful of slots remaining, so act fast!

Don’t be shy… We’ve test-driven the StoryBooth process ourselves, and it was a blast. On July 9, 2015, Chicago ReelAbilities Film Festival co-directors Reveca Torres, Grishma Shah, and Matt Lauterbach recorded their own story. This is the result!

Not sure what StoryCorps is all about?  Check out their website to learn more! StoryCorps interviews work best with two people — yourself, and someone close to you who can ask you great questions. And if you’re not free on September 11th, StoryCorps has an awesome mobile app that you can use to record and upload your story anywhere, anytime.

Every voice matters — so we hope you’ll share your story.