Women Mind the Water digital stories project launched

Posted:  Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:00am

Women Mind the Water celebrates two of Maine’s indispensable resources – women and water – with its digital stories project. Women Mind the Water (WMW) Digital Stories Project offers women and girls a place to share personal stories about their experiences with water.

Whether it’s a story about swimming in the ocean for the first time, getting caught in a thunderstorm, a childhood recipe for making snowball sundaes, or something else, Women Mind the Water wants to hear about it. Why? Because life in Maine is inextricably entwined with water and because women have long been stewards of this most precious of the state’s natural resources. Their stories offer an opportunity for everyone to reflect on the importance of water.

Women Mind the Water invites women and girls to create their digital story using a cell phone. Stories should be no longer than three minutes in length. Submission guidelines and examples are available on FB at wmw digital stories project or by contacting wmwdigitalstoriesproject@gmail.com. Stories will be published in a specially-designated place on the Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society.

Women Mind the Water Digital Stories Project is a Maine-based, not-for-profit arts and humanities project. The project was conceived and is directed by Pam Ferris-Olson, Ph.D. who has extensive experience with storytelling, water, and women’s leadership.