Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Lacson

Amanda Lacson

Amanda Faye Lacson (one of Goddard in the World’s co-hosts!) is interviewed by GTW’s other co-host Casey Caronna!

Amanda Faye Lacson (IMA ’10) is the founder of FamilyArchive Business, a studio designed to meet the family at any point in their archiving process, from organizing photos in boxes to creating a final product to share with the family. Amanda’s love for preserving family stories came from a young age, when she borrowed her parents’ typewriter to record her mom’s family tree on onionskin paper. With her background in Art History, Humanities and Transformative Language Arts, Amanda brings her skills in writing, facilitation and visual storytelling to each family’s unique project.

In this interview we talk about Amanda’s love for New York, her creation of the Soul Mate Project which she made as to process grief and love; Goddard as her backup grad school; and her work at Goddard which culminated in her thesis Unveiling Aphroditing: Examining the Mythology of Romantic Love. We also talked about her more recent work as the founder of FamilyArchive Business, created to help families preserve their photos and stories and the rumblings of her new project Embodied History.

Recommendations: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Find more about Amanda:

FamilyArchive Business: http://familyarchivebusiness.com/

Biographers Guild of Greater New York (BGGNY): https://biographersguild.com/

Amanda Faye Lacson: https://www.amandafayelacson.com/

Coming soon: embodiedhistory.com

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