This is me, Gillian Torres. The picture was taken in 1989 but I’m basically the same.
Tell me a story
I love stories. I can’t get enough of them. At a party, you’ll find me in the corner asking Grandma how she met Grandad and what they did in the war.
As an avid reader, professional writer and former magazine editor, stories are my passion and my life’s work. I even authored a children’s picture book called The Girl Who Could See Stories, which I’ve been known to describe as ‘the shortest autobiography ever written’ (the book has its own website and you can click here to visit that).
In recent years I’ve dedicated much of my time to helping people write their own stories, using a therapeutic writing practice that I developed, called Soul Scripting. You can find out more about that on my personal website, gilliantorres.com.
Audio Autobiographies came into being when I decided to record my own family’s history, by interviewing relatives. There was so much enthusiasm for the idea that, since then, I’ve begun helping people speak their stories too. I love listening to everything people have to share. I also find they get a lot from the sharing.
You can trust me with your nan
There are plenty of things I’m not very good at – like ball sports, knitting and putting up tents – but one of the things I do have an affinity for is making people feel comfortable. I know this because people tell me, often. They like opening up to me, presumably because I like listening to them.
If you or your loved one is teetering on the brink of recording an Audio Autobiography but feeling nervous, book a call with me. The journey always starts with a free introductory chat and you’ll feel more comfortable by far once we know each other a little.
Trust me, whatever your age and background, you have plenty of stories to share. I’ve never met a person who wasn’t fascinating, and I’m certain I never will.
Gillian Torres, Audio Autobiography interviewer