Mitra Bonshahi developed an ear for listening while working at a 24 hour diner in her hometown of Chicago. She grew to appreciate the colorful stories she heard from the local patrons, which led her to become a Facilitator for StoryCorps in 2006. Upon witnessing a moving conversation between a husband and his wife who had Alzheimer's, she understood the importance of capturing fading memories and celebrating the present lives of people. After her run as a Facilitator, she was inspired to become a coordinator for the Memory Loss Initiative where her natural affinity for the elderly and their stories continues to flourish.

  • In The Life Archive with Schomburg and StoryCorps

    Posted on August 28, 2014, from .

  • Finding Our Way in Seattle, WA

    Posted on July 31, 2014, from Seattle, WashingtonTacoma, Washington.

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Coast-to-Coast

    Posted on July 1, 2014, from .

  • #ThisIsOutLoud

    Posted on June 9, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud: Chapter 1

    Posted on June 7, 2014, from .

  • StoryCorps OutLoud launching in NYC!

    Posted on May 21, 2014, from .

  • Voices from Topeka—60 Years After Brown V. Board of Education

    Posted on May 17, 2014, from .

  • #MomStrong: A Celebration of the Strong Women in our Lives!

    Posted on May 5, 2014, from .

  • Helping People Grow

    Posted on April 24, 2014, from .

  • Mobile Lowdown: Durham Edition

    Posted on April 17, 2014, from .