welcome friend! you’re in the right place

August 12, 2020

Goodness it feels good to officially say HELLO and WELCOME!

I was just sitting down at my desk with the intention of telling you how this whole Legacies Untold project started but then I realized I was getting a little ahead of myself…

So hello, I’m Amanda. 

Something you should know right off the bat: I’m a scientist and a photographer. 

These two worlds may seem very different, but they both make me whole. My Ph.D. in Genetics helps me understand and appreciate the beauty of photography and my photography helps me value the art of science more.

I’m also obsessed with ancestry which is why I founded Legacies Untold.

Since studying my own family history, I’ve realized that this isn’t just a niche interest. It’s a sacred, life-changing, and necessary experience that allows you to find belonging, understanding, and healing in your relationships with family members and your understanding of yourself. 

It’s a sacred, life-changing, and necessary experience that allows you to find belonging, understanding, and healing in your relationships with family members and your understanding of yourself. 

One of my own ancestors compiled a family history book called “A Trunk Full of Memories” and inside she quoted, “We are the product of our past- the eternal link that binds us all.”

“We are the product of our past- the eternal link that binds us all.”

It’s so true, right?

We are a product of the ones who went before us and somehow… in learning those untold stories, our lives become richer and we feel this sense of coming home

Here, within the Legacies Untold community, I’ll be sharing a little more about my story, why curating your family history is something you should be pursuing right now, and the reason why your family’s story is worth preserving (even if you feel like it’s nothing of note). 

I’m ready to help you on this journey! So say “Hello!” in the comments and let me know…

What season of life are you walking through right now?

Have you looked into your ancestry or are you still just sorting through that Rubbermaid bin of photos in your basement? 

Wherever you are in your journey YOU are in the RIGHT place. WELCOME!

Warmly,

Amanda Olivia