My name is Lucy Mathews Heegaard. I am passionate about using storytelling as a healing art. Through writing, photography, sound recording, film editing, and deep listening, I produce stories that explore memory, identity, and belonging.

Listening to others’ stories can lead you into your own. Telling your stories can be a foothold for someone else.

I share stories to encourage you to tell yours. At present, I am working on several collective storytelling projects and am not taking new commissions for individual story work, but I hope you’ll find inspiration here to explore your own story.

memory. identity. belonging.

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Exploring themes of memory, identity, and belonging, I seek to shed light on the influences that have shaped us in life and the aspects of ourselves that existed before any shaping took place. I believe that the story telling and listening process offers a vehicle for this exploration and feel strongly that sharing our stories can help us know, appreciate, and nurture the essence of ourselves.

PHOTOGRAPH ON THIS PAGE | Side by Side © 2015 Lucy Mathews Heegaard.