StoryHelix

StoryHelix

Welcome to StoryHelix! Intertwining stories past, present, and not yet imagined, told by folks in Lane County, Oregon.Wordcrafters in Eugene began this project with the idea of making our area a braver, safer, more beautiful, and more equitable place to live. We believe, as Chinua Achebe put it, that stories create people, create stories. Meaning, the stories we tell ourselves and other people make us who we are. Because of this, we also believe that if we are to move into a better imagined future, a reckoning with our past and current stories is needed. As Alice Walker said, “Healing begins where the wound was made.”The StoryHelix project invites us to trace our "EUGeneology" and examine what stories we have inherited, and what stories we will pass down.You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org. Thanks for listening!

Episodes

June 10, 2022 3 mins

Welcome to StoryHelix! Intertwining stories past, present, and not yet imagined, told by folks in Lane County, Oregon.

Wordcrafters in Eugene began this project with the idea of making our area a braver, safer, more beautiful, and more equitable place to live. We believe, as Chinua Achebe put it, that stories create people, create stories. Meaning, the stories we tell ourselves and other people make us who we are. Because of this, w...

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Join Ayisha Elliott and Eric Richardson, two Eugene Community Leaders, (and siblings!) talk about their family history and experiences in Eugene, Oregon across a gap of 10 years . 

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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June 14, 2022 6 mins

Local artist Doriandra Smith shares some family stories while sitting at Oakshire Brewing company in the Whiteaker Neighborhood of Eugene, OR. Her interview partner for the evening is in the following episode! 

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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June 14, 2022 4 mins

Margaret Steinbrunn shares some of her adventures while sitting at Oakshire Brewing company in the Whiteaker Neighborhood of Eugene, OR. Her interview partner for the evening is in the previous episode!

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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June 14, 2022 5 mins

Health professional and dancer Jeff Velez shares his experience moving to Eugene from Chicago. His interview partner for the evening is in the following episode!

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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June 14, 2022 9 mins

Local business owner, singer, healthcare worker, and event planner, Liandymary Jimenez Otero speaks about the importance of creating welcoming places that feel like home. Her interview partner for the evening is in the previous episode!

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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June 20, 2022 1 min

Kate Risdau, Executive Director of Wilammette Writers, talks about an experience at the University of Oregon.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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June 20, 2022 11 mins

Listen to artist, chef, children's book author, and founder of nonprofit Suddenly Sleepy , Andre Royal, Sr . as he talks about his journey to Eugene, and to advocacy work in Lane County, Oregon. His interview partner for the evening is in the next episode, and they were meeting for the very first time at Oakshire Brewing Company.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community...

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June 20, 2022 7 mins

Abigail Leeder talks about commune living with large groups of people, Country Fair, personal growth, and more Eugene experiences, while at Oakshire Brewing Company. Her interview partner for the evening was in the previous episode, and they were strangers getting to know one another.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon...

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Nathaniel Alexander Kameleokalani Douglass talks about moving to Eugene, Oregon to attend graduate school at the University of Oregon.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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July 1, 2022 5 mins

Ian Winbrock speaks about moving his political activism from his dayjob into his volunteer life, and about finding love again. 

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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July 1, 2022 3 mins

Emma Jones talks about a picnic in the rose garden with the person featured in the previous episode. 


You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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July 8, 2022 2 mins

Dave Rogers made a short and sweet call into the Helix Hotline while inside the Reflections Phonebooth at Oakshire Brewing Company in March 2022.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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July 29, 2022 9 mins

Part one of a several part series! Serenity Legare was interviewed by their partner, Misael Legare, who appears in two the later episodes! In this episode, they talk about Serenity's Oregon Origin Story.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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July 29, 2022 6 mins

In this episode, Serenity Legare talks about their favorite place in Lane County. Serenity was interviewed by their partner, Misa, who you can hear in the following episode!

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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Misa and Serenity Legare talk about their differing experiences with racism in Lane County.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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July 29, 2022 6 mins

In this episode, Misa Legare talks about his Oregon Origin Story. He is being interviewed by his partner, Serenity, whose story is showcased in previous episodes.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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August 1, 2022 2 mins

In this final episode of the Legare 5 episode mini-series, Misa Legare talks a little about bike riding in Eugene and Springfield. He is being interviewed by his partner, Serenity, whose story is showcased in previous episodes.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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August 30, 2022 2 mins

Jordan Crosier talks about Motor Cross Racing in Lane County.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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This community member talks about her family's origin story in Oregon, and the sharp distinction that the changes in the environment had on her, when crossing to this side of the Cascades.

You can read more about the project, about Wordcrafters in Eugene, about our sponsors and community partners, and send in your own Lane County, Oregon stories at StoryHelix.Wordcrafters.Org.

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