Our Story

Her Story, Our Story is a magazine written by women-identified writers whose playground is the genres memoir, personal essay or person-centred narrative. We digitally publish thought-provoking and artistic, culturally significant pieces. We want to tell women's stories.

We are champions of the art of storytelling, and advocates for the transformation of our world through story activism; the reclamation of the voice and master narrative in order to re-write the future of our world. It is time to tell new stories about femininity, womanhood and the lived experiences of half the world’s population, too often and for too long silenced.

Her Story, Our Story will launch March 2017.

Meet the Team

We are a small editorial team and seeking anyone who wishes to gain editorial experience by being part of a collective.

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Karen Bannister

Founder & Editor

A writer and editor, Karen is the Founder of Her Story Media, which co-publishes Her Story, Our Story magazine and podcast and Entrepreneur Mom Now, a magazine and mentorship community for women. Her personal writing credits include a book about disability and communication, and one about illness narratives, as well as essays on motherhood that have appeared on TodaysParent.com, HelloCreativeFamily.com, and in Hip Mama magazine. Karen is interested in the memoir genre, chronicling people's histories, as well as writing and speaking about women and community and women and storytelling.

Karen has a Masters degree in Comparative Literature and Art. You can learn more about her here.

Taslim Jaffer

Taslim Jaffer

Founder & Editor

A freelance writer and social change ambassador, Taslim is the founder of the award-winning blog, Let ME Out!! Her column in Peace Arch News called Building Bridges examines culture and identity. Her stories are also told on Huffington Post Canada, Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club, Hello Creative Family and more. Taslim’s publications in the personal development genre include creativity workbook Tuesday Tasks and self-discovery workbook What If…? while her memoirs have been published in inspirational anthologies such as Tending Your Inner Garden and Heartmind Wisdom Collection.

Taslim currently teaches expressive writing workshops in drug rehabilitation and community settings.

Cori Howard

Editorial Advisor

Cori Howard is an award-winning journalist and the editor of the best-selling anthology, Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth about Motherhood. Her personal essays, mostly on motherhood, have appeared in Today's Parent, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, The New York Times, Washington Post and many more. She has taught memoir writing at universities and writer's festivals across Canada and is currently an editor for She Writes Press as well as a ghostwriter. She's also just launched a series of writing and yoga retreats for women. More info here: corihoward.com

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