Story Archive

Sharing our stories. Strengthening our communities.

All Window Seat Media Community Stories:

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January 31, 2024
Community Roots

Cohort Members & Contributors: Community Roots

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January 25, 2024
Community Roots

Pat Tassoni: Community Roots, Liberation Cafe

Pat Tassoni

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January 25, 2024
Community Roots

Peter Bohmer: Community Roots, Liberation Cafe

Peter Bohmer

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January 25, 2024
Community Roots

Courtney Bennett: Community Roots, Liberation Cafe

Courtney Bennett (Photo from Liberation Cafe archives)

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January 25, 2024
Community Roots

Liberation Cafe Archive: Community Roots

Liberation Cafe (aka Olympia's Political-Cultural Education Center) in the '90s

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January 24, 2024
Community Roots

Keith Eisner: Community Roots, Driftwood Daycare

Keith Eisner

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January 24, 2024
Community Roots

Bonnie Coate: Community Roots, Driftwood Daycare

Bonnie Coate

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January 24, 2024
Community Roots

Donna Simon: Community Roots, Driftwood Daycare

Donna Simon (Driftwood Archive photo pictured)

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January 24, 2024
Community Roots

Ingrid Gulden: Community Roots, Driftwood Daycare

Ingrid Gulden (Driftwood Archive image)

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January 23, 2024
Community Roots

Selena Kilmoyer: Community Roots, Camp Quixote

Selena Kilmoyer

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January 23, 2024
Community Roots

Rob Richards: Community Roots, Camp Quixote

Rob Richards

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January 23, 2024
Community Roots

J Mar Hapa: Community Roots, Camp Quixote

Glenmar "J Mar" Hapa

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January 23, 2024
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

Young Adults Workshop at ASHHO: Stories of Bravery

Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

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January 11, 2024
Creativity Salons

January Salon with Mariella Luz

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November 6, 2023
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

All-Ages Kickoff Workshop at ASHHO: Stories of Bravery

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September 22, 2023
Community Roots

Crowdfunding for Community Roots!

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July 31, 2023
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

TOGETHER! Clubhouse + Brave Practice

Middle School students gather with Brave Practice members in a circle for an improv game

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

My Mother's Shoes

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

I Smell Popcorn

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

Burnt Adobo

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

I Love You So Much, I'm Going To Give You Dessert

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

Where Gardens Grow

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

I Smell Popcorn

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

Mother Needed Some Help

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

Lefsa Be Friends

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March 4, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

I Love You So Much, I'm Going to Give You Dessert

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February 10, 2023
Community Roots

Community Roots: Join an a cohort of interviewers

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January 24, 2023
Community Storytelling Circles

January Community Storytelling Circle: Just Healing, a book talk about Triangle with Aherlow Kasjaka

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January 1, 2023
Stories of Food, Food as Story

Stories of Food, Food as Story 2023 Workshop Series

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December 1, 2022
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

Acting + Listening workshop series, ASHHO + Brave Practice

Join us on the 3rd Sundays on the month January - May 2023 (young people ages 14-24)!

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November 7, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

November Community Storytelling Circle: Asking for help | Pidiendo ayuda with Cristian Salazar @ CIELO

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September 28, 2022
Community Roots

Grown from The Third Thirty

In September 2022, we launched Community Roots, a series of artist talks, performances, & conversations grown from The Third Thirty oral history project. We invite local artists, activists, and organizers to share powerful stories and ideas, and ask what is possible, today and tomorrow.

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August 1, 2022
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

TOGETHER! Community Schools + Brave Practice

Offered spring 2022 in partnership with TOGETHER!'s Community Schools program, Brave Practice hosted an 7-week workshop series at a local middle school

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July 1, 2022
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

Empowerment 4 Girls + Brave Practice

We partnered with Empowerment 4 Girls spring 2022 to affirm the self-worth of all womxn and girls

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June 18, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

June Community Storytelling Circle: Finding your Rainbow with Meli Bless

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June 7, 2022
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

GRuB + Brave Practice

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May 18, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

May Community Storytelling Circle: Building Bridges with Lin Crowley

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April 12, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

April Community Storytelling Circle: Writing to the other side of healing with Poet Laureate Ashly McBunch

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March 22, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

Harvest Moon Storytelling: How Otter Brought the Water

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March 5, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

March Community Storytelling Circle: Storytelling with Harvest Moon

Join us for an event honoring Women's History Month: Storytelling with Harvest Moon

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February 16, 2022
The Third Thirty

Dan McKinstry: The Third Thirty, Story 7

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February 16, 2022
The Third Thirty

Ed Mayeda: The Third Thirty, Story 8

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February 11, 2022
Community Storytelling Circles

February Community Storytelling Circle: An interview with Dr. Thelma Jackson

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December 22, 2021
Brave Practice Playback Theatre Collective

Brave Practice Celebrates Window Seat Media

Brave Practice performed Dec 17, 2021 at Olympia Lamplighters for Window Seat's Annual Fundraising Event

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September 30, 2021
The Third Thirty

Debe Edden: The Third Thirty, Story 1

image credit: Molley Gillispie

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September 30, 2021
The Third Thirty

Harvest Moon: The Third Thirty, Story 6

Harvest Moon

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September 30, 2021
The Third Thirty

Pat Holm: The Third Thirty, Story 4

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September 30, 2021
The Third Thirty

Thelma and Nat Jackson: The Third Thirty, Story 2

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September 30, 2021
The Third Thirty

Lyn Hertz: The Third Thirty, Story 5

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March 28, 2021
The Third Thirty

Tom Anderson: The Third Thirty, Story 3

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December 10, 2019
InhaleExhale

InhaleExhale Episode 2: Kristin Meyer, Death Doula

InhaleExhale Episode 2: Kristin Meyer, Death Doula

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November 16, 2019
InhaleExhale

InhaleExhale Episode 3: Jennifer Furl

InhaleExhale Episode 3: Jennifer Furl

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November 16, 2019
InhaleExhale

InhaleExhale Episode 4: Threshold Singing

InhaleExhale Episode 4: Threshold Singing

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November 16, 2019
InhaleExhale

InhaleExhale Episode 5: Karen Lohmann, Chaplan

InhaleExhale Episode 5: Karen Lohmann, Chaplan

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October 31, 2019
InhaleExhale

InhaleExhale Episode 1: Rozanne Rants on Death with Dignity

InhaleExhale Episode 1: Rozanne Rants on Death with Dignity

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

Ann Lindquist: 2018/19 Series

Carla Lindquist (oral historian) with Ann Lindquist

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

Evan Ferber: 2018/19 Series, "Some Reflections On My Life"

Evan Ferber

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

Cathy Kernen: 2018/19 Series, "Until The Work Is Done, You Can't Go Out To Play"

Amanda Mackison, Oral Historian, with Cathy Kernen

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

Rozanne Rants: 2018/19 Series

Jean Gant Delastrada, Oral Historian, with Rozanne Rants

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

John Worcester: 2018/19 Series, "One Human Family"

Martha Worcester, Oral Historian, with John Worcester

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

Russell Fox: 2018/19 Series, "I Knew It Would Happen Eventually"

Loretta Seppanen, Oral Historian, with Russell Fox

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May 30, 2019
The Third Thirty

Annie Cubberly: 2018/19 Series, "How We Need to Be"

Martha Worcester, Oral Historian, with Annie Chubberly

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November 8, 2018
The Third Thirty

Ed Zabel: 2018/19 Series

Oral Historian, Joan Swanson (right), interviews Ed Zabel

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November 8, 2018
The Third Thirty

Lonnie Locke: 2018/19 Series

Oral Historian, Debe Edden (left), with Lonnie Locke (right)

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November 8, 2018
The Third Thirty

Jill Severn: 2018/19 Series

Oral Historian, Kris Tucker (left), with Jill Severn (right)

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November 8, 2018
The Third Thirty

Mohammed Bentlemsani​​: 2018/19 Series

Oral Historian, Eric Trimble (right), with Mohammed Bentlemsani

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August 21, 2017
Preserving Working Farms

Thurston Conservation District Outreach Video

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May 20, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

What Makes Communities Work: A Conversation About Homelessness

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April 29, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

​Layers of Meaning: Mapping Home on the Harbor

Using a StoryMap application, we invited Harbor residents to participate in a community mapping project to tell their story of what makes the Harbor home.

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

​Giving Voice to Experience: Building Resilience through Oral History

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

A Blue Collar Kaleidoscope of the Eisenhower Era

Excerpts from an interview with John Hughes. Interviewed by Julie Taylor and read by Christian Christian Carvajal.

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

In or Out?

Excerpts from an interview with Jen Gillies, Grays Harbor College Staff. Interviewed by Jessica Lovelady and read by Debe Edden

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

Avid Volunteer

Excerpt from an interview with Mary Ann Quigg

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

Finch Acres

Excerpt from an interview with Lou Messmer, Interviewed by Mike Maki and read by Christian Carvajal.

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

Should We Park in the Kitchen or the Bedroom?

Excerpts from an interview with Doreen Parker. Interviewed by Ryan McClure and read by Debe Edden.

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March 18, 2017
Voices from the Harbor

The House on Cheery Street

Excerpts from an interview with Sue Gabot. Interviewed by Jessica Barragan and read by Debe Edden.

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February 3, 2017
Preserving Working Farms

Oyster Bay Farm

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October 13, 2015
Preserving Working Farms

Scatter Creek Farm

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May 23, 2013

Voices from Underwater: Reflections from a Geoduck Dive Harvester

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May 23, 2013

Voices from the Deck: Reflections from a Geoduck Diive Harvest Tender

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May 23, 2013

Voices from the Night: Reflections from the Winter Night Harvest